Evan trained as a pro wrestler; is he the Marriott hotel fortune heir?

Evan trained as a pro wrestler; is he the Marriott hotel fortune heir?
Joe Millionaire Evan Marriott is, we’ve learned, a bit more than just a construction worker (recap: he’s soap actor, underwear model, regular model, Suburban driver). Now it’s apparent he may have once trained to be a professional wrestler. Ultimate Pro Wrestling’s site has a page for Evan–although they spell his last name wrong, a photo definitely looks like him–in its “inactive” superstars section, and the organization’s owner says Evan “was one of the 4 or 5 most natural guys we’ve ever trained. If he decides to continue to pursue wrestling, I have little doubt that he’ll be a big success in the business.” Also, there are questions about whether or not he’s the heir of the Marriott hotel fortune. Apparently on ET Evan said that no one in his “immediate family” was related to the hotel chain, and this profile of him says he used to joke about it.

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.

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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.