firefighter Eric may be fired for violating rules to be on Big Brother 3.

firefighter Eric may be fired for violating rules to be on Big Brother 3.
Groton, Conn., firefighter Eric Ouellette is presently inside the Big Brother 3 house, and when he comes out, he may find himself without a job. A preliminary hearing will be held today to find out if Eric “violated sections of the labor contract when he left” to go on the show; officials told the AP that “he violated rules and regulations when he swapped 20 shifts with co-workers to free up time to be on the show.” The union is defending Eric’s actions.

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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.