“what, exactly, are the attendees of these gatherings protesting?”

“what, exactly, are the attendees of these gatherings protesting?”
New City Chicago examines the protests at the The Real World Chicago house, and finds that a “mish-mash group of activists, anti-globalists, anarchists and radicals” is “decentralized” and basically just “several groups and individuals reacting to the presence of ‘The Real World’ and using it as a platform to voice their opposition to what they feel the show stands for and its effect on the neighborhood.”

+ also: watch video of the protests at the Suck My News Netwerk.
+ plus: a look at Piece, the pizza restaurant where the cast members are working.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

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.