Top Model 4 finalists revealed.

Top Model 4 finalists revealed.
The 14 finalists who will compete on cycle four of America’s Next Top Model have been revealed. They’re all 18 to 25 years old, and all except one weigh under 130 pounds (Brittany is 137 pounds). Despite Brittany’s seven-pound advantage, none of the models are plus-sized; as E! points out, “Gone is the token plus size contestant from seasons past–these wannabes conform to waifish model standards, despite professing their adoration for foods such as pizza, chili cheese fries and Taco Bell.” The season debuts on March 2.

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.