report: UK Big Brother producers used editing to keep controversial house mate around.

UK Big Brother producers accused of using editing to keep house mate around.
More controversy for the UK’s Big Brother 3: The Sun quotes an insider who says there “was a deliberate move to keep Jade in the house, because she stirs things up–and to avoid criticism they have turned Jade into a monster.” Both Jade and Adele were nominated for eviction, and Adele was evicted. The paper reports that “[p]roducers were ordered to tone down their coverage of her antics amid fears she may crack up or try to sue when she leaves the show and learns how viewers see her.” Channel Four told Reuters the accusations were “complete nonsense” and said “[t]here is no editorial agenda.”
+ also: “Bookies accuse Big Brother of fix.”

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.