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.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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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.