does the Queer Eye treatment work?

does the Queer Eye treatment work?
At the end of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy episodes, the straight men clearly appear to be transformed, at least physically and environmentally. But does that stick? Newsday checks in with three of the straight guys: episode two’s Adam Zalta, episode three’s Tom Kaden, and episode six’s Vincent Taylor. The findings: Most have retained most of their makeovers, although Kaden seems to have slipped a bit. Zalta says the Fab Five “opened my eyes. They didn’t hold back. The show showed me how sloppy I was–and you don’t realize how bad you are until you see yourself on TV.”

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.