Clay Aiken’s second album due in May

After about two and a half years since his first album was released, and more than a year since his Christmas album hit stores, Clay Aiken is finally due to record his second studio album, which is now expected in May.

He’ll go into the studio to record next month. In addition to new material, the new record may contain “lots of covers,” an RCA spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly. The magazine reports that Clay “is sorting through potential material now and that “he’ll be hitting the studio this March–with an eye toward a May release date.”

This news comes despite a pair of incomprehensibly stupid rumors in the wake of recent news: an idiotic overheard conversation and an absurd Page Six item that parses its words carefully to essentially create the news it is “reporting.” That item says that Clay’s fans “could file a class-action lawsuit against the singer,” quoting “a spy” who says fans “might want their money back.” The key words, of course, are “might” and “could,” as in, one day, Page Six and Jossip might have actual news to report instead of just printing quotes that could be completely fabricated by gossip-whores who might be desperate to capitalize on recent controversy.

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.