Real World Philly is working to “define the city as a gay-friendly destination.”

Real World Philly is working to “define the city as a gay-friendly destination.”
Having two openly gay men as a part of The Real World Philadelphia‘s cast is a first for the MTV series, although there have been multiple gay cast members before, such as bisexual Ruthie and gay Justin in The Real World Hawaii, or, if we’re being honest, most of the cast of The Real World Seattle. Anyway, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the presence of two gay men on the show “is reinforcing a message that the city’s tourism officials also have been promoting this year: Philadelphia is gay-friendly.” The series is helping to “define the city as a gay-friendly destination,” the founder of Philadelphia’s Equality Forum says. However, the publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News says that it’s not all gay and merry, notably because of Landon and MJ: “In all honesty, the dialogue, at least among the nongays talking about their two gay roommates, is like some unsophisticated hick from the boondocks lost in the big city.”

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.

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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.