VH1, David Gest settle lawsuits.

VH1, David Gest settle lawsuits.
Both Viacom, VH1′s parent, and David Gest have settled their lawsuits against each other (read Gest’s lawsuit or VH1′s countersuit) over the failed attempt to create a reality TV show based upon Gest and Minelli’s now-failed marriage, which, like the failure of the show, absolutely no one saw coming. A statement from the two parties doesn’t disclose terms, but David says he’s “pleased to be able to put this lawsuit behind me and focus on my business as a producer and promoter of entertainment events.” And Viacom says they’re “delighted to put aside our differences with Mr. Gest and his production company without resort to further litigation.”

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.