Rich says his tribe suggested challenge nudity; plans to marry his partner.

Rich says his tribe suggested challenge nudity; plans to marry his partner.
Richard Hatch says that it was his Survivor All-Stars tribe’s idea for him to strip at last week’s immunity challenge. Rich told the Providence Journal, “I’m always naked. But I had my shorts on because I didn’t see the advantage with them off. They got me aside and said ‘dingbat, it will distract them (members of the other tribe).” The paper also reports that, according to Rich, Sue “Hawk deliberately and unneccessarily stepped on to his balance beam, turning away from where she needed to go.” That may or may not constitute his defense against Sue’s accusations, which will erupt on this week’s episode. Rich also tells TV Guide, “The only person I can imagine her being upset with is herself. I’m not sure what is really going on.” Now free from the constraints of show-induced silence, Rich also says that he and his 28-year-old partner Emiliano Cabral would try to get married Saturday in New Paltz, NY, another locality that is offering marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
+ update: Rich isn’t married yet, maybe because the mayor of New Paltz was charged for issuing marriage licenses.

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.