Paris: I “never, ever [thought] that my foolish actions would become public.”

Paris: I “never, ever [thought] that my foolish actions would become public.”
Paris Hilton, famous for being famous for being famous, confirms that it’s her in the infamous tape, and said in a statement, “I feel embarrassed and humiliated, especially because my parents and the people who love me have been hurt.” She also says, “I was in an intimate relationship, never, ever thinking that my foolish actions would become public.” Except, like, when she does them on purpose for The Simple Life or any number of other media appearances. Interestingly, the “foolish actions” statement was distributed by the AP and reprinted by the New York Daily News, but its version differs from other media outlets. ABC News and The Washington Post‘s version of the AP story replaces “foolish actions” with “things”: “I was in an intimate relationship and never, ever thought that these things would become public.”

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.