Burnett wants to produce Rob and Amber’s wedding; couple enjoying fame.

Burnett wants to produce Rob and Amber’s wedding; couple enjoying fame.
Survivor All-Stars couple Amber Brkich and Rob Mariano may have their nuptials aired on TV, a la Trista and Ryan, if Mark Burnett has his way. Rob tells The Boston Globe as part of its profile of the couple that “Mark Burnett is very interested in producing our wedding.” Burnett doesn’t deny that: “Obviously, the wolves are circling around them, trying to profit from young love. They understand the dangers. If the wedding reveals them to be the funny, vulnerable, and interesting people that I know them to be, away from the Machiavellian game, then people will come to like the at-home Rob and Amber. I don’t want it to be some reality television farce. I would like to work with them and protect them.” Don’t expect a special this fall, though, as they don’t have wedding plans yet. Amber says, “We don’t care about being hot.” But they are taking advantage of their current hotness: Rob says that they “fly everywhere first class, get put up in the penthouse suite, people offer us huge sums of money just to show up at places–you would be stupid to turn that down.”

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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.