Trista and Ryan will be in the Rose Parade; Jen and Andrew are still friends.

Trista and Ryan will be in the Rose Parade; Jen and Andrew are still friends.
Because they never learned the word “overexposure” in school, or the phrase “we hate you,” The Bachelorette couple will appear on our TVs one again, this time as part of the Rose Parade. They’ll be on FTD’s float, which will feature “a record-breaking” 100,000 roses as part of its “love songs” theme. FTD’s press release says “[r]eality TV’s favorite newlywed couple Trista and Ryan are a tribute to the floral industry, having first accepted each other’s love through the exchange of simply one rose.” Barf. Meanwhile, after breaking up, The Bachelor 3‘s Andrew Firestone and Jen Schefft “can’t seem to stay away from each other,” according to an AP story. Andrew told InTouch “we are still very good friends” and says “We speak every day.” He says the break-up was “something that just built up.”

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.