Mark Burnett is a big fat liar.

Mark Burnett is a big fat liar.
Mark Burnett is irritating the TV and media critics he’s lied to about Survivor 2. The Toledo Blade’s Elaine Liner writes that Burnett lied to her about whether or not the cast members know who won. The Deseret News’ Scott D. Pierce has the same gripe. Not to defend him, but Burnett has, in the past, said to not trust him (like in this interview with the Chicago Tribune’s Steve Johnson) because he’ll do anything to protect his baby. Or maybe he was lying then.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.