David says Joe M stardom is “intense.”

David says Joe M stardom is “intense.”
Apparently under the delusion that someone other than him actually watched The Next Joe Millionaire, cowboy David Smith says that his stardom is “very intense. But,” he tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “I’ve gotten somewhat used to it after getting off the plane, being on the red carpet, doing interviews and taking millions of pictures. Now, I really feel for those movie stars like Tom Cruise because your privacy is lost.” Someone’s been playing make-believe with his My Little Red Carpet kit. David’s new publicist, Jimmy Villarreal, is feeding the delusions. Jimmy says that “David really stopped traffic” in LA recently (maybe he was standing in the road?) and suggests “the trademark that sets David off is his cowboy hat” (because there are only a couple other washed-up reality TV stars who wear cowboy hats, like The Real World‘s Jon). Jimmy is currently shopping David to a diverse group of shows that all involve cowboys or country-western themes.

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.