Jessica’s sister Ashley getting her own show, is “very fascinated” by Newlyweds.

Jessica’s sister Ashlee getting her own show; Jessica gets $3 million merch deal.
Get ready for another Simpson’s life to be chronicled on TV: “MTV is shooting a pilot for a reality program about [Jessica Simpson's] sister, Ashlee Simpson,” MTV News reports. Although she’s shooting the pilot and cutting her own record, 7th Heaven actress Ashlee might not be as bad as her tuna fish-for-brains sister; she says they’ve “always, always been into such different music” and cites punk rock along with rock from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s as influences. Ashlee says that she is “very fascinated with” Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica and “watch[es] it all the time.”
+ also: Jessica signs merchandise deal “that should net her more than $3 million in the next few months alone.”
+ and: role in I Dream of Jeannie film not a certainty yet.

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.