Paula Abdul has no deal, “still [hasn't] heard from the producers”

Paula Abdul’s return to American Idol 9 is still not happening, as she just wrote on Twitter, “I have not made a deal w/ #IDOL.Don’t know how that rumor got started but it’s not true as I still haven’t heard from the producers.”

Two anonymously sourced reports claim she’s just holding out for more money: Radar claims Paula wants $20 million but the producers are offering $10 million, while TMZ claims “somewhere between 2 and 3 times what she’s making now,” which they say is “between $2 and $3 mil a year.” That’s quite the difference, but what else can you expect from gossip magazines that use anonymous sources?

EXCLUSIVE: Paula Abdul Demands $20 Million From American Idol [Radar]
Paula Abdul — One Pissed Off Judge! [TMZ]

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.