Corey says producers shouldn’t fire Paula; producer says ABC’s special was “shoddy journalism.”

Corey says producers shouldn’t fire Paula; producer says ABC’s special was “shoddy journalism.”
Corey Clark is well on his way to becoming the biggest asshole of the year. After using his alleged affair with Paula Abdul to jump-start his career, he’s now saying that American Idol producers should lay off. He told Extra, “I don’t want to hurt her. She shouldn’t get fired.” He added that Paula “didn’t do nothing but have sex with someone. Everybody has sex. They should keep her.” Meanwhile, producers of the show are criticizing ABC News for its “reporting.” Producer Nigel Lythgoe told MTV.com that the ABC special was “pretty shoddy journalism” and said “[t]he whole show was stretched out worse than one of our elimination shows. It was probably four or five minutes of content.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.