it’s reality blurred’s fourth anniversary.

it’s reality blurred’s fourth anniversary.
Years before anyone had ever heard of Nick Denton or slobbered over Gawker, the web was home to a handful of topic-focused blogs, and reality blurred: the reality TV weblog, the first publication to report only on reality TV, was one of them. Today’s our fourth anniversary, and I use “our” just to make me sound like more than one person. From the site’s first non-beta post to today, 3,746 posts later, this site has brought you the latest reality TV news nearly every single day, except those days when I felt like sleeping in.

Thanks to all the reality TV fans, cast members, producers, journalists, and teenagers searching for naked pictures of Real World cast members, whether you’ve contributed info, linked to, advertised on, donated money to, wrote about, or otherwise interacted with reality blurred.

And as always, my enduring gratitude to those people who read every single day. You people rock. Now, if you’d like to stop sucking my bandwidth for free, how about buying the site an anniversary present? (What, do you think I’ve been covering reality TV whores for four years without their whoreness rubbing off on me? Besides, I really need an iPod.) Love, Andy.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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.