Blake Lewis’ album also debuts at number 10

Blake Lewis’ debut record Audio Day Dream debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.

That’s the same position where Jordin Sparks entered the chart two weeks ago, although Blake sold 98,000 copies compared to Jordin’s first-week sales of 119,000, a 21,000-copy difference.

Billboard reports that Blake’s “opening sales week and chart debut is lower than that of three other ‘AI’ runner-ups’ debuts (Clay Aiken, Bo Bice and Katharine McPhee), but larger than two others (Justin Guarini and Diana DeGarmo).”

Groban Ties Elvis With Third Week At No. 1 [Billboard]

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.