CBS denies Wanda’s model cast claim.

CBS denies Wanda’s model cast claim.
Wanda’s claim that CBS cast seven Survivor Palau contestants from modeling agencies has been denied by the network. Wanda told TVGuide.com that some cast members shared that they had not applied for the show; “Out of the 20 people that were originally cast, they cut seven and put pretty people from modeling agencies in instead,” she said. However, a spokesperson told Reality TV World, “Wanda’s allegation is simply untrue. I spoke with casting and not ONE modeling agency was contacted.” Ah, carefully phrased. Maybe not one, but seven?

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.

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.