Judges: “be prepared for plenty more contestants like William Hung” on American Idol 5

The AP has some distressing news about American Idol 5. First, though, at a media appearance to promote the show, Paula Abdul declined to talk about Corey Clark, saying instead, “I’m sitting right here happy doing what I’m doing.” Later, she added, “when you have a show this successful it’s crazy we haven’t had any more discrepancies.” With that, FOX’s lawyers probably all went into cardiac arrest.

But the real news is that, when American Idol 5 debuts in the spring, we can expect to see more delusional assmonkeys than ever before. According to the AP, “the judges said viewers of the upcoming season should be prepared for plenty more contestants like William Hung.”

I’d better make an appointment now for a transorbital lobotomy to dull the pain.

Paula Abdul dodges questions about review [AP]

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.

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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.