are these things on?

are these things on?
Some of Big Brother 2‘s house guests are either not aware of or are unconcerned by the 24/7 surveillance of their activities by both producers and the “Internet nerds” (as Chill Town calls online watchers), judging by the way they reveal too much personal information and expose their hypocrisy. Recently, Will told the world that he owns two domain names, futurefather.com and futurefiance.com. Futurefiance.com, which is inactive, is registered to a William Kirby in Miami, and the publicly available registration data reveals his address and phone number. Additionally, apparently unaware of slander laws, Shannon has referred to Hardy as a future rapist and child molester; producer Arnold Shapiro warned her about the possible consequences of that. Mike and Shannon have also discussed referring to Hardy as gay and spreading other untrue rumors. Earlier, Shannon’s scrubbing of the toilet with Hardy’s toothbrush was caught by producers, but she didn’t reveal the truth to Hardy; later, online viewers sent an aerial banner to the house telling him what happened. Shannon has also pretended to be outraged by an outburst Hardy told the house guests about–even though she once killed a man in a car crash.

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.