American Idol’s top 24, Hollywood round contestants spoiled

The men, women, and teenagers who are part of American Idol 11‘s top 24 and Hollywood round have mostly been identified by a spoiler site. Seven of those in the top 24 are people we’ve seen in previous seasons, and five were on season 10.

The Idol Pad has posted names of the contestants, including 23 of the top 24 (one male is missing), and those who made it to the “sing for your life”/”green mile” and Las Vegas rounds. There’s also a list of Hollywood week contestants, and a separate post identifies pairings and songs from that round.

A Vote for the Worst poster compiled a list of links to earlier appearances by those who have been on previous seasons.

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.