CNN shows up for Surreal Life 2.

CNN shows up for Surreal Life 2.
In a story that contains a number of spoilers about an activity that will be featured on The Surreal Life 2, The Desert Sun reports that CNN showed up to tape celebrities being taped for The WB reality show. The setting: A nude volleyball game which Tammy Faye Bakker Messner decided not to show up for after being tipped off by media reports about their trip to the nudist resort. The Sun reports that “CNN cameras were waiting to record the celebrity reactions as they were asked to play nude volleyball, and [Erik] Estrada said he was surprised to discover their destination.”

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.

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