The Simple Life 3 starts taping tomorrow.

The Simple Life 3 starts taping tomorrow.
After a few months of uncertainty about a third season, which included reports of temper-tantrums and rejections, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are about to begin taping The Simple Life 3.

Starting tomorrow, Paris and Nicole will take off from New York City, traveling throughout the northeast via a working Greyhound bus–one that will also be used by passengers. Thus, the keys have been taken away from Paris. A source told the New York Post, “They’ll be staying with different families for different lengths of time while they do a variety of jobs.”

As reality blurred reported exclusively two weeks ago (which was subsequently reported by others without credit, ahem), one of those will likely include a gig teaching at a Pennsylvania school. Their trip will take four weeks.

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.