Maxim posts near-topless photos of Idol finalist Becky O’Donohue

Three years ago, Frenchie Davis was expelled from the competition.
Becky O’Donohue posted for Maxim with her twin sister, and Maxim has republished the photos and a video of the photo shoot on its web site.

Maxim notes that they previously appeared on Fear Factor, captioning the video with this: “American Idol twins Jessie and Becky bared their pipes for us long before Simon Cowell had a crack at them.” Three of the 12 pictures show “Becca” and her sister wearing unbuttoned baseball jerseys that barely cover their breasts; they’re more fully dressed in the rest, but they’re still Maxim erotic.

Extra showed what it calls the “steamy footage” to Simon Cowell, who ventured into Paula Abdul/Corey Clark territory when he said, “Wow! Hopefully, she’ll make the top two.”

American Idol Twins [Maxim]
An ‘American Idol’s’ Dirty Little Secret Exposed [Extra]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

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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.