renovated Apprentice 3 motels are open for business, invite visitors to check in.

renovated Apprentice 3 motels are open for business, invite visitors to check in.
Last night’s episode of The Apprentice 3 featured a meltdown and some great fights; the f-word was flying as the teams worked to renovate seaside New Jersey motels. However, even though the hotel names were prominently featured, considering that Erin described one as “a fleabag motel,” it didn’t seem like they were paying big bucks to be featured on the show. That distinction clearly went to Yahoo!, whose site was used by guests to review hotels, and whose name was mentioned twice during the boardroom. We were informed after the show that searching for “Apprentice motels” on Yahoo would show us the customer’s reviews of both properties. And there they are: the reviews for Magna’s Sea Garden Motel and the reviews for Net Worth’s Surfside Motel. The proprietors of the properties are now trying to redeem their reputations–and trying to cash in. The Surfside Motel’s introduction says, “Now you can feel like one of the Apprentice contestants. Come visit our newly remodeled rooms and experience the Jersey Shore in a whole new way!” Penicillin not included.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

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.