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.

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.