Making the Band 2 group member Dylan John is “a twice-convicted felon.”

Making the Band 2 group member Dylan John is “a twice-convicted felon.”
Dylan John was one of the six people selected for the final hip-hop group created during Making the Band 2, despite the legal troubles briefly mentioned on the show. Those turned out to be a conviction for felony assault of a teenager that he committed while on probation for another felony, The Smoking Gun reveals. He received five years probation, not jail time, for the latest offense, apparently in part because of the letter sent to the D.A. by P Diddy (reproduced on the site), who wrote of the show, “It would be extremely unfortunate for him to miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime, particularly when he’s put in the work that’s enabled him to make it thus far.”

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.