Benji Schwimmer wins So You Think You Can Dance 2

America thinks Benji Schwimmer can dance, as the majority of the 16 million votes cast after So You Think You Can Dance 2‘s finale were for him. He’s a swing dancer who’s dad is swing dancer Buddy Schwimmer, aka “The King Of Swing,” so clearly the ability to swing dance is genetic.

After winning, Benji started bawling, and said, “Thank you so much America.” As winner, he gets $100,000, and a role in Celine Dion’s Las Vegas production. She appeared on the show, via tape, to say, “I am delighted to be the first one to congratulate Benji on becoming America’s favorite dancer.”

Travis Wall came in second place for his dancing, which he describes as “contemporary” and “lyrical” but which the Calgary Sun calls jazz dancing.

New king of swing crowned [Calgary Sun]

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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