Silas Gaither in Hollywood: “I know God wants me to be in L.A.”

Silas Gaither in Hollywood: “I know God wants me to be in L.A.”
Silas, who says Survivor Africa was “survivor of the mediocre” and is annoyed that Ethan “was very weak” and “never won one challenge” (which isn’t true), is pursuing a career in Hollywood. His acting lessons have yet to pay off, though; he says Hollywood–where “God wants [him] to be”–is run by a “small circle” of “all the powerful producers. It’s composed of all the powerful directors. And they basically run the show.” While they run the show, Silas spends time auditioning and working on his web site.
+ plus: Survivor 2’s Alicia Calaway may work for channel 5 in New York as a health and fitness reporter.

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.