Newlyweds, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, American Idol are People’s Choice.

Newlyweds, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, American Idol are People’s Choice.
If you didn’t sit through last night’s People’s Choice Awards, which was two hours of celebrities pretending to be surprised when they won an award even though none of their competitors showed up, you might have missed the winners in the three reality TV-related categories. First, to recap, review the nominees. Next, in the category known during the online voting process as Favorite Reality Show/Other, which was rechristened “Favorite Reality Show 24/7″ during the broadcast, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica beat out its competition. Somewhere, Ashlee reached for the phone number of an orphanage to find herself a new dad. In the new Favorite Reality Show/Makeover category, tear-jerker Extreme Makeover: Home Edition took the prize. And American Idol broke Survivor‘s four-year streak when it won the Favorite Reality Show/Competition award.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.