Sheryl out; Justin calls his critics “idiot[s]“; jury will vote for winner.

Sheryl out; Justin calls his critics “idiot[s]“; jury will vote for winner.
By a vote of 5 to 3, Sheryl–who head of household Mike nominated in an attempt to force the rest of the housemates to vote for Nicole–was banished from the Big Brother 2 house. The beginning and the end of the show, however, focused on Justin, showing some of his misogynistic and violent behavior and showing what lead up to the knife incident–but not actual moment itself. In an interview with Julie, Justin said, “If there’s anyone that could perceive that as an act of violence or as a threat, then you’re an idiot.” Also, Julie Chen revealed that Sheryl would return at the end as part of a jury to vote for the winner–another element borrowed from Survivor.
+ plus: critic: cancel Big Brother 2 now.
+ and: BB2 could be historic–if it gets cancelled.
+ also: backlash over pay-per-view web feeds.
+ and: why did no one intervene when Justin pulled the knife?

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.