$1 million advance for Queer Eye book.

$1 million advance for Queer Eye book.
Random House has paid a $1 million advance to the creators and producers for a book based upon Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The book, which is expected to be released in Feb. by Random House’s Clarkson Potter imprint, will offer “edgy yet practical advice” from the Fab Five, Clarkson Potter’s VP tells the New York Post. Keith Kelly repots that “[i]t is not clear exactly how the advance money will be divvied up between the company that conceived the show and the stars and their agents.”
+ also: dismissed pilot episode Culture Guy says it probably “had more to do with my age than my race.”
+ and: a conversation with the Fab Five.
+ update: the book’s title mirrors the show, and is subtitled “The Fab 5’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better.”

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.