Van Halen reported to be Rock Star 2 group (again)

When CBS’ Rock Star returns this summer, the for Van Halen, according to TMZ.com. Citing unspecified “sources,” the site reports that “Van Halen is in the market for a new lead singer, and the marketplace will be the upcoming reality show.”

If this sounds familiar, it’s because last fall, MTV reported that Van Halen had been selected. Then, two days later, MTV corrected its story and said that “The band flatly denies any involvement in the show.”

Today, TMZ says that the group’s “reps are now singing a different tune. Van Halen publicist Larry Solters told TMZ: ‘I’m not denying it. I’m not going to answer any questions about it.'”

Van Halen: The Next ‘Rock Star’? [TMZ.com]

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.