Vanessa strips for PETA campaign.

Vanessa strips for PETA campaign.
American Idol 2‘s Vanessa Olivarez is taking off her clothes for a PETA ad campaign. Her naked images will appear as part of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign. A PETA vice president says “Regardless of what Simon says, PETA believes beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and we’re tickled to spotlight Vanessa’s unique look in our campaign for cruelty-free fashion.” PETA’s web site also features a video about Vanessa’s appearance in the campaign.

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.