Linda: Mark Cuban “ruined my name.”

Linda: Mark Cuban “ruined my name.”
Although Linda Caruso made it to the final three on The Benefactor, she was booted after Mark Cuban visited her house and discovered she lived a more opulent life than she had suggested; he called her a liar. He also said, “Maybe she ought to just sell some of these hi-def televisions. Then she could afford a leg for her mom.” Now, Linda tells the Dallas Morning News, “I wish I never would have been on the show. I wish I had never met Mark Cuban. He’s just raunchy. He just ruined my name that I helped to build up for 31 years. He just squished me.” Linda’s fiance Daniel Schneider says that the “grotesque and misleading personal attack” caused Linda’s mother, “a single mother with cancer, with diabetes, with an amputated leg and without means [to cry] herself to sleep after watching the finale of The Benefactor.” Mark Cuban stands by his declaration, telling the paper: “My comment is that Linda lies and misrepresented herself. You got to see my honest reaction [on the show]. All she had to do was tell the truth.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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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.