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?

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.