FOX considering syndicating Simple Life; Paris reportedly says n word in new video.

FOX considering syndicating Simple Life; Paris reportedly says n word in new video.
In addition to selling the show internationally, Twentieth Century television is trying to sell The Simple Life to cable networks. They have “drawn interest from several cable networks. The asking price is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $200,000, far below par for scripted series,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, UK journalist Carole Aye Maung has seen the new Paris Hilton sex tape. She tells the New York Daily News that, in in addition to banging Backstreet Boy Nick Carter in a car, Paris “is polite to [two black men who want to work with her], but calls them ‘dumb n–s’ after they leave.” That might be straining Paris and Nicole’s relationship, Rush and Molloy report today. Or, their relationship could be strained because the person who is trying to sell the tape to media organizations is “an ex-boyfriend of Richie’s, and he is now in negotiations to sell it back to Hilton.” Either way, if there is a third season of The Simple Life, it’ll be hard to match all of this pre-season drama during the actual show.

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.