benefit will feature gay cast members; GLAAD’s reality nominees announced.

benefit will feature gay cast members; GLAAD’s reality nominees announced.
The gay reality TV world is coalescing in two places. Tonight, at least seven gay reality TV stars will gather at a benefit for HIV/AIDS Research at the City of Hope. Boy Meets Boy‘s James and Wes, Reichen from The Amazing Race 4, Genesis and Ruthie from The Real World, and Road Rules Sophia will be on hand, along with two guys from Fear Factor “and many more,” event organizers promise. The event occurs tonight at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood; tickets are $75, or $125 for the 8 to 10 p.m. VIP party with the “stars.” If you want to go, register by 10 a.m. PT. Hurry!… Earlier this week, GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, unveiled the nominees for the gayest reality TV shows. Competing in the brand new and totally fabulous Outstanding Reality Program category are The Amazing Race 4, America’s Next Top Model, Boy Meets Boy, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet.

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.