model Brandon on NY/LA billboards.

model Brandon on NY/LA billboards.
The Brandon half of The Amazing Race 5‘s dating/models couple Brandon and Nicole famously refuses to tasks such as downing a shot of vodka, lest he betray his faith. His faith does, however, permit him to treat Nicole as if she were his incompetent property, and it also apparently doesn’t preclude being photographed sleeveless for an ad that’s currently “adorning all sorts of bus shelters and billboards” in New York and LA, according to TVGasm. Along with its photo of the ad, TVGasm also notes, “For the unconverted heathens who think this is merely the Devil’s ruse, seek the good word at the amazingly annoying flash site of Point Zero, the fashion label that’s introduced this Biblical plague on our cities.”

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.