Tom DeLay will quit Dancing with the Stars

After dancing live last night on Dancing with the Stars 9 despite being injured, Tom DeLay “will withdraw from Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday’s live results show due to stress fractures in both of his feet,” People reports.

Before his live performance, he said he was “insane or stupid”; after the show was over, he told the magazine that his feet were “starting to tell me I shouldn’t have done this. I ice them. I’ve got a bone stimulator machine that I put on them.”

To recap: The Hammer has been taken down by a dance competition that caused him to be “more feminine and a little prissy” and has left him stimulating his bones.

Tom DeLay to Quit Dancing with the Stars [People]

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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