X Factor hires two people to do Steve Jones’ job

Fox today announced what Simon Cowell called “the worst kept secret in Hollywood,” which is to say it wasn’t a secret at all: “Television personality Khloé Kardashian Odom and TV host and actor Mario Lopez will host the second season of The X Factor,” which last season was hosted by Steve Jones, until he was fired along with everyone else.

Okay, that’s over. On with life.

OH NO! CRISIS! What will we talk and speculate about now that both The X Factor and American Idol have judges and hosts? Even The Voice has its line-up for next season! What will entertainment writers do? Shit, is it too late to ask a question for tonight’s town hall debate to find out what President Obama and Mitt Romney would do to put all these people back to work?

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.