American Idol 10 finale live blog: join me tonight and we’ll get through this together

Join me tonight for a live blog at 8 p.m. ET as we celebrate the end of another season of American Idol, watching/mocking/suffering together through two hours of awesomeness. This year, we’ll have trivia and betting for bragging rights, woo. (West coast people: Show up at 8 PT to see a replay and follow along in real time–or just follow along three hours earlier so you can skip the actual show.)

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Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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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.

about the writer

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.