Kathy “persuaded the producers to let the contestants keep the money.”

Kathy “persuaded the producers to let the contestants keep the money.”
On most celebrity reality TV shows, the money won goes to charity, but not on Celebrity Mole Hawaii. And participant Kathy Griffin says that’s because of her. “[P]eople like us, we need that money,” she told the AP. She also says that she only agreed to do the show because Queen Latifah was going to be on, but couldn’t drop out once Queen Latifah did, and adds that on the show she “thought I would cry less” and “thought I would get in fewer fights.”
+ also: find out which celebrity was “executed.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

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.