Ryan, Paula deny they’re fighting

The drama between Ryan Seacrest and Paula Abdul is basically nonexistent, the two are now saying. Earlier this week, Ryan told People magazine that he was no longer talking to Paula.

But Ryan now tells Us Weekly that his comment to People “was said in jest. We are a dysfunctional family. There is no feud. Paula is on KIIS-FM [this morning] to tell me about the success of her jewelry line. The four of us are always going back and forth with each other.”

Paula concurs, telling the Associated Press in a statement, “Reports of a feud are ridiculous. We are one funny dysfunctional family. There’s nothing but love.”

And liquor. And prescription medication.

Us Exclusive: Seacrest Denies Feud with Paula [Us Weekly]
Seacrest: Relationship with Abdul ‘awkward’ [AP]

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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