next up: The Real World San Diego.

next up: The Real World San Diego.
Open calls continue this weekend for the 14th season of The Real World. Those selected will head to California, the show’s third visit to the state, and live in San Diego, according to The Boston Herald (second item). The paper reports Hundreds of aspiring reality TV stars” showed up for auditions, as did Road Rules South Pacific cast member Donell, who said he “beat the odds … [as] the first-ever overweight cast member … It feels good to start a trend. … If me being fat makes me somebody better than you, I’m gonna do that.” The Real World San Diego is scheduled to begin shooting this August; the 13th season, set in Paris, debuts Tuesday on MTV.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.