Real World is “the most vile of the plagues that MTV has unleashed.”

Real World is “the most vile of the plagues that MTV has unleashed.”
In the Las Vegas Weekly, Al Mancini body-slams “the most vile of the plagues that MTV has unleashed on the Earth”–i.e., The Real World. He calls the show “the Sistine Chapel for America’s cult of celebrity-for-its-own-sake,” and writes of the cast, “Rescued from the need to find shelter and employment, the self-absorbed simpletons are permitted to indulge their delusions of celebrity by treating every minor incident in their otherwise average lives as a major drama. ” He also mentions his run-in with some of The Real World Las Vegas cast members. When he asked what they were shooting, the reply came back, “it’s confidential.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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.