Taylor Hicks will start dying his grey hair next week

Perhaps the most recognizable American Idol 5 contestant is reportedly about to lose his recognizable feature.

Taylor Hicks’ “grey [hair] is gonna go, just not all at once,” TMZ.com reports, in its typical lack-of-actual-information style. Hicks will apparently dye his hair gradually, so that “[e]ach week, over the next few, Hicks grey will become less prominent.”

And that, web journalism at its finest, is the only information provided, although there is an illustration. In case its readers’ imaginations are not functioning, TMZ has photoshopped a picture of Taylor transforming from grey-haired to black-haired.

Taylor Hicks — To Dye For [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.