CBS won’t let Jenna be in PETA ad.

CBS won’t let Jenna be in PETA ad.
CBS will not allow Survivor Amazon winner Jenna Morasca to be in an ad for PETA. Jenna “had agreed to slip into a fake fur bikini … for a PETA print ad. According to a PETA rep, everything was good to go, until CBS execs pulled out the rug at the 11th hour,” E! Online reports. According to a PETA spokesperson, the organization and network negotiated about the content of the ad, until CBS said Jenna wouldn’t be allowed to appear. (The network contractually controls her appearances for a period of time.) Is CBS’ rejection due to PETA’s past criticism and threats of legal action against the show? CBS’ Chris Ender says no: “We harbor no grudge against PETA. In some ways, we’re grateful. They’ve provided us with some of the best publicity we ever had in the first season.”

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.