Taylor Hicks will appear in Grease on Broadway this summer

American Idol 5 winner Taylor Hicks is following his many Idol colleagues to Broadway, where he’ll appear in Grease this summer.

He “will begin performances as Teen Angel June 6″ and “is scheduled to stay with the production at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through Sept. 7,” Playbill reported.

Taylor, who was recently dropped from his record label, is apparently still committed to maintaining a connection to his time on the show. In a statement reprinted by Playbill, he references his fan base, saying, “I am incredibly excited to be a part of one of my favorite musicals. The Soul Patrol’s gonna invade Broadway!” For his sake, hopefully that invasion will be more successful than their record-buying efforts.

From Idol to Angel: Hicks to Make Broadway Debut in Grease [Playbill]

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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