woman sues Viacom over alleged Bands on the Run libel.

woman sues Viacom over alleged Bands on the Run libel.
A 22-year-old woman shown kissing a band member in a toilet stall has sued MTV Networks and its parent company, Viacom, claiming she was libeled. Images of the woman were also used in magazine and billboard advertising for Bands on the Run. According to the BBC, Diana Lynn Daly’s lawyer said “although she signed a consent form, it was invalid because she was intoxicated at the time.”
+ also: in an interview, Flickerstick says there won’t be a second Bands on the Run–but on-screen messages during yesterday’s marathon said there will be a second season.

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.

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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.