Drew wins Dancing with the Stars 2 and Jerry Rice surprisingly beats Stacy Keibler

ABC might need to have another Dancing with the Stars dance-off, although this time, it’d probably be between second-place Jerry Rice and third-place Stacy Keibler.

Yes, Stacy actually lost to Jerry. The show’s ridiculous, unnecessarily complicated scoring system gave Stacy had 86 out of 90 points from the judges over two nights, while Jerry had 80 out of 90. (Drew had 87 out of 90, according to the New York Daily News.) Yet Jerry still came in second despite that large deficit; viewer votes had equal weight, but those points were not revealed.

Most likely viewers voted for Jerry out of sympathy or because of his growth during the competition, because as the paper notes, “[t]he viewers’ votes left a wide enough margin” to overcome that six-point deficit.

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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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