“plenty of reservations within the family” about Firestone’s Bachelor role.

“plenty of reservations within the family” about Firestone’s Bachelor role.
The Bachelor 3‘s star Andrew Firestone may be a member of a well-known family, but “there were plenty of reservations within the family” about his participation in the show, according to a letter posted on the family’s vineyard web site. Adam Firestone, who was first asked to do the show but turned it down because he’s married with children, writes that “there were plenty of reservations within the family” for which “the reasons are self-evident.” But he says that “this family is anything but conventional, and so the eccentricity of this approach did engender some appeal,” and says that “Andrew reports that the ladies he met were simply amazing, ending any reservations he had held.” The family has also developed a web site, andrewfirestone.com, “to answer many of the questions that we are fielding.”

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.

about the writer

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.