Cyndi Lauper getting her own reality series

Celebrity Apprentice 3 contestant and hilarious break-out star Cyndi Lauper will get her own docudrama-style reality series produced by Mark Burnett.

The New York Daily News buried this news in a profile, in which Cyndi says the new series will focus on her, her husband David Thornton, and their son Declyn, who’s 12–and “the comedy of our lives.” No other details are available, like when it will film or air, or if there’s a network attached yet.

Cyndi Lauper still having fun – but singing the blues on new CD, ‘Memphis Blues’ [New York Daily News]

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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