Mandy rejects offers from both Playboy and record company.

Mandy rejects offers from both Playboy and record company.
Mandy Lauderdale has left Temptation Island, where she chose to stay with her boyfriend Billy, and now, she’s not succumbing to temptation in the entertainment world, either. She rejected $1.5 million from Playboy to post naked, and she also rejected a record contract from Capitol Records, because, as reports, “she was afraid that the company would made her sound like Britney Spears.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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.