Survivor crew: “We come in, and we want to take over.”

Survivor crew: “We come in, and we want to take over.”
For the Survivor Thailand production and other shoots, the crew’s “demands are enormous. … We come in, and we want to take over,” the show’s locations manager tells the Philadelphia Enquirer. In Thailand, impact on the area was already apparent before the production arrived: the paper reports that “debris washed up with every tide” that had to be collected and recycled. After the cast and crew left, officials didn’t notice any damage; the only thing they seemed to have left behind was $4.5 million in the local economy.

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.

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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.