Lex’s Luckydog signs with a label.

Lex’s Luckydog signs with a label.
Lex van den Berghe’s appearance on Survivor Africa may have left people thinking he and his gut were a bit whacked out, but it has helped his band, Luckydog, sign a record deal with SpunOut Records. Their debut album will be released next month; Lex tells MTV their music is “a cross between Burt Bacharach, Brian Wilson, Johnny Cash and a little bit of the Beatles.”

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.