Tina charges $50,000 to speak; Ethan plans to stay with soccer, coaching kids.

Tina charges $50,000 to speak; Ethan plans to stay with soccer, coaching kids.
Survivor 2 winner Tina Wesson has burned through most of her $650,000 after-tax winnings on a house and other things, but she isn’t short on cash; she’s charging $50,000 per speaking engagement, and “[s]he’s booked for months,” according to The Fresno Bee. Ethan says he wants to stay with his “passion,” soccer, probably by coaching kids. The paper also looks at other past survivor contestants and what they’ve used their 15 minutes of fame for. + also: Clarence lands Zima ad.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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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.