Verna says she quit when “something happened that … questioned my integrity.”

Verna says she quit when “something happened that … questioned my integrity.”
The Real World Seattle‘s Irene may have something in common with The Apprentice 3‘s Verna Felton. Verna quit at the beginning of the third episode, saying she was sick. While Verna tells TV Guide, “I have no regrets whatsoever. It was time for me to go,” she says that she didn’t quit because of illness. Instead, cryptically, she says that “something happened that I unfortunately cannot get into detail [about] because it is part of my nondisclosure agreement. But it questioned my integrity, and I thought, ‘This show is not worth it.'” She adds, “I was mad. I was like, ‘This is not even acceptable. Goodbye! I just don’t want to have any part of this and you know why.’ Business is business and gaming is gaming, and I was there to do some serious business. Give me pressure, give me stress, give me a high-intensity work environment and I am all for that. But give me bickering and backstabbing and ‘Let’s fight for camera time’ and I don’t want it.” Verna also reveals that she was wandering the streets looking for a ride, but couldn’t find one because candidates have all of their money taken away from them, and says that she actually left during the motel task, not just before the third task.

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.

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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.