Actually Vegas-worthy act wins America’s Got Talent

Kenichi Ebina, a performance artist and dancer who does not sing and does not suck won America’s Got Talent, which means this unwatchable mess of a show finally has an act worthy of becoming a headlining Las Vegas act.

Last year, a mediocre animal act won, breaking the streak of mediocre singers winning. While I include Terry Fator in the list of mediocre singers, he is the one real exception, since he’s a ventriloquist who sang–and who’s had considerable success in Las Vegas since winning.

But as you can see from Kenichi Ebina’s performances below, he’s truly a performer made for Las Vegas, as he choreographs incredible routines and pre-tapes parts so he can dance and interact seamlessly with himself.

Before one performance, Howard Stern called him “a real genius” and Heidi Klum said he was “a superstar,” and for one that wasn’t a bunch of hyperbole.

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.

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.