Ryan Seacrest’s former flame Teri Hatcher has tickets to the Idol finale

After being unceremoniously dumped by Ryan Seacrest via the telephone shortly after they were photographed in public together, Teri Hatcher has not spoken to Ryan Seacrest.

However, they may have an awkward meeting tomorrow night: at the American Idol 5 results show. According to an Us Weekly source, “Teri has had tickets for weeks and she is not going to let what happen with Ryan get in her way.” The source adds, “Teri knows that Ryan will see her sitting in the audience but she really doesn’t care. She is going with her girlfriend and can’t stop talking about how excited she is.”

In related news, Us also reports that yesterday “morning on his radio show, On-Air With Ryan Seacrest, the E! News host admitted that the president of the E! network forced him to shave this weekend.” Us Weekly now has a poll asking us if we like Ryan “Bearded” or not. As of 8 a.m. ET, 62 percent want Ryan to come clean.

Ryan is also the subject of a New York Times profile today about his rapidly expanding empire. It follows him during one of his crazy work days, which starts at 4 a.m. Ryan tells the Times that he’s scared of becoming another Dana Plato or Mindy Cohn. “I’m frightened by the thought of being out of work. Growing up, there were people on shows like ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ ‘Facts of Life,’ ‘Love Boat’ that you thought would be huge stars for the rest of their lives, and they’ve just vanished. You never want to be that person,” he said.

Us Exclusive: Teri Hatcher/Ryan Seacrest Showdown? and Poll: Ryan Seacrest – Beard or Not? [Us Weekly]
From ‘Idol’ to Empire: The Success of Ryan Seacrest [New York Times]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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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.