Kara DioGuardi will return to Idol, gossip columnist says

Kara DioGuardi will be back for American Idol 9, according to a gossip columnists’ unsourced report that is being spread around as if it actually some kind of real confirmation rather than an unsourced gossip report. Perhaps on-the-record, real confirmation will come soon, but there has been none as of right now.

E! Online’s Marc Malkin reports quotes “a source” who says, “Her deal is done. There are no ifs, ands or buts. Done. She will be back.”

That’s not that big of a surprise: Some people still may hate on Kara, but she brought something to the show, elevating the other judges’ game (compare the judging seasons seven and eight for evidence), never mind that Simon Cowell said she’d be back and Ryan Seacrest confirmed that, too.

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.