Carson will host hairstyling awards.

Carson will host hairstyling awards.
Working hard to shake gay stereotypes, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy main guy Carson Kressley will host the North American Hairstyling Awards. Those who think Kyan might be more qualified for the gig will be thrilled to know, thanks to a press release, that Carson “comes to NAHA highly qualified. An independent stylist who spent many years working with Polo Ralph Lauren, Carson specialized in the design aspect of the men’s sportswear division.” Held at Mandalay Bay on July 17, the show will not be televised, although $75 tickets are available.
+ plus: Queer Eye CD review: “Carson and Co. may know what they’re doing in your closet but they can’t be trusted at the turntable.”

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.

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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.