“it’s absolute bedlam” in Philly’s Old City because of Real World gawkers.

“it’s absolute bedlam” in Philly’s Old City because of Real World gawkers.
The Real World Philadelphia‘s presence in Old City is helping local restaurateurs, both near the house and near U. Penn’s campus. One restaurant owner tells the Daily Pennsylvanian the cast’s visit was eventless, and says they’ve “definitely seen an increase in business” because of the show. Another restaurant manager concurs: “They were wonderful to have in the restaurant. They were a nice group of people.” However, another restaurateur told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the presence of show fans on weekends is problematic: “Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, from 7:30 until 2 in the morning, it’s absolute bedlam down here,” Tony Rodgers says.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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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.