Top Model 2 shows model’s ball.

Top Model 2 shows model’s ball.
A photo on page 72 of the current Us Weekly illustrates a story about America’s Next Top Model 2, and it shows more of one of the models than he probably thought it would. As TV Week reports, the photo is of “a man and a woman discreetly naked in an Adam and Eve-type setting. … But the man, on bended knee, seems to be offering up a little more of himself than the magazine or the network would want.” That’s apparently part or all of his testicle. Page Six reports–with no sources, as usual–that “Us editors are furious with UPN, which provided the photo.” UPN’s having fun with the photo; a spokesperson says, “It’s been really crazy and apparently someone took their eye off the ball.”

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.