bid (for charity) on lunch with a former Real World cast member.

bid (for charity) on lunch with a former Real World cast member.
An eBay auction to benefit Joe’s World Foundation, which provides “support for youth leadership, counseling, media literacy, education, and technology initiatives worldwide,” has just started. If you’re the highest bidder, you could be having lunch with The Real World‘s Dan (Miami), M@ (New Orleans), Glen (L.A.), or Melissa (New Orleans). Among other items, there’s also a copy of Joe Patane’s book Livin’ in Joe’s World that has been autographed by Colin and Teck $ (Hawaii). Bids start at $1–and most are still at $1; auctions end next Sunday, May 6.

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.