Las Vegas house cost the Palms $2 million; Ikea-free space matches hotel.

Las Vegas house cost the Palms $2 million; Ikea-free space matches hotel.
The Real World Las Vegas cast’s living quarters in The Palms takes up the space of six hotel rooms which were demolished for the project. The casino’s owner, George Maloof, used the designer who created the hotel in order “to give the apartment the same signature look,” The Baltimore Sun reports. That means no Ikea in the space, which cost Maloof $2 million. From now on, he’ll be “personally deciding who can stay there–’high-rollers, celebrities and sports people’ being his first choice,” the paper reports.

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.