“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.”

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.

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.