Nick and Jessica’s marriage “built on a foundation of ego and image.”

Nick and Jessica’s marriage “built on a foundation of ego and image.”
MTV’s recently renewed hit Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica shows the stars’ “relationship to be built on a foundation of ego and image. There is only token affection expressed between the two newlyweds; more often, you simply see Nick irritated and bored with Jessica,” the Star-Telegram’s Christopher Kelly writes. The couple “[allow] envy and competitiveness to consume them, without their even realizing it.” He writes that the show is “both a study in our modern celebrity obsessions and a scathing attack on the celebrities who fuel them.”
+ also: does the stupid statement belong to Jessica Simpson or Anna Nicole Smith?

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.