“naked” Paige cover only ran in LA, but not because TLC “kind of freaked out.”

“naked” Paige cover only ran in LA, but not because TLC “kind of freaked out.”
TV Guide’s editor says that Trading Spaces host Paige Davis was “a bit out of context” in the naked-but-covered-with-wallpaper shot, and so the magazine decided to run two covers. The “naked” one appeared in LA, with everyone else in the US seeing a clothed cover shot. TV Guide editor Mike Lafavore tells The Chicago Sun-Times that “The Learning Channel people kind of freaked out,” but says “[i]t is not my job to censor our covers. This is an issue between Paige and the Learning Channel. … You would have to be very conservative to think these photos violate a no-nudity clause.”

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.

about the writer

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.