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.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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.