Reinventing Reality

ISABEL SNYDER For TIME

IDOL THOUGHTS: Fuller needs to tweak his formats to stay on top

Tiffany is ecstatic. It's been a while since the former teen star had an audience this big — maybe not since 1987, when she topped the charts with hits like I Think We're Alone Now. At the advanced age of 31, she has been trying to stir up some buzz — even posing for April's edition of Playboy — without much success. But this talent contest for faded stars on American network television, with the home viewers deciding who gets the grand prize of a new recording contract — well, this could be the start of her comeback. Her competitors?...

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