report: Fab Five think “they are being ripped off,” but Ted seems content.

report: Fab Five think “they are being ripped off,” but Ted seems content.
The Fab Five were at a pre-Emmy party where they “proceded [sic] to grumble all night about how they are being ripped off” by their Queer Eye for the Straight Guy contracts, Page Six reports. According to the gossip page, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore went up to say hi but left quickly because they were in a bad mood. A profile in Crain’s of food guy Ted Allen, however, reveals that Ted “already received what he described as a ‘very fair cut’ of the $1.25-million advance NBC got for the first ‘Queer Eye’-branded book.” He will also likely receive “a minimum $25,000 to $125,000″ per speaking appearance, and has “signed on with Hollywood’s venerated William Morris Agency, with hopes of renegotiating his ‘Queer Eye’ contract, inking a book deal, and snaring speaking and endorsement gigs.”
+ also: report: Kyan Douglas and Queer as Folk’s Robert Gant “‘smitten’ with each other.”

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.