Shane says Puck “like a big brother,” says Battle of the Sexes cast “got high.”

Shane says Puck “like a big brother,” says Battle of the Sexes cast “got high.”
Road Rules Campus Crawl cast member Shane Landrum says that during the taping of The Real World/Road Rules Battle of the Sexes, Puck became “like a big brother” to Shane, giving him advice about how to deal with his impending fame. Shane also says that because the cast was “under lockdown” and the resort didn’t offer anything to keep them amused, “we just sat around and got high.” He also reveals that Bunim-Murray pays $1,000 for therapy for cast members, and says that appearing on the shows, “You are exploited. That’s what you’re signing up to be. Your life is taken from a different perspective. My sexuality and relationship with my parents was taken from me. They robbed me and left me with nothing.” He’ll be doing another Battle of the Sexes this fall.

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.