Doug helps students; Ty is 38.

Doug helps students; Ty is 38.
Doug Wilson took a break from Trading Spaces to help students design a space at his alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Industrial design students are designing their own studio space as their building is being remodeled. Doug told the Daily Illini he was there “to create excitement around the project and encourage them to take risks and have fun with it, to just support them as students.” While at the university, Doug majored in voice and theatre.
+ also: Ty just turned 38.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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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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.