ABC declines comment on Fergie but says producer’s quotes were “fabricated”

ABC won’t comment on reports that Fergie, the Duchess of York, has been cast for Dancing with the Stars 3, but the network is denying the producer confirmed that casting.

An ABC spokesperson told MSNBC.com that AllHeadlineNews.com’s story contained false information, saying that “the quote attributed to Conrad Green is completely fabricated.” In the story, Green’s quotes confirmed Fergie’s participation.

MSNBC.com says the spokesperson added “that casting for the show was still in progress and no one from the program would comment on who might or might not participate in the show’s fourth season.”

Will a duchess join ‘Dancing With the Stars’? [MSNBC.com]

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.