“sexually violated, humiliated, dehumanized and totally spent” Sue quits.

“sexually violated, humiliated, dehumanized and totally spent” Sue quits.
Saying she was “sexually violated, humiliated, dehumanized and totally spent,” Sue Hawk quit Survivor All-Stars, making her the second player to leave the game voluntarily. Contact with a naked Richard Hatch increasingly bothered Sue, and at the reward challenge, she went off on Jeff Probst when he mentioned the incident. She said, “There’s no way I can continue with my emotions pushed to the ground that much.” One third of the players who have left the game have done so voluntarily. Richard and Sue appeared together on The Early Show this morning, and Sue said, “Me and Richard have had a chance to sit down and hash it out and talk about the incident. We both have different perspectives about it, but we have come to terms with it and agreed to move forward and look past it.” She said, “Feeling Richard naked next to you is not a good feeling.” Richard said, “I learned something: She’s a sensitive person. … It was emotional.” He said he was “clueless” about the fact that the encounter bothered Sue.

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.