Hatch won’t plead, will face grand jury.

Hatch won’t plead, will face grand jury.
A day before he was scheduled to plead guilty to tax evasion, Richard Hatch “backed out of his agreement to plead guilty to charges that he did not pay taxes on more than $1 million in earnings that stemmed from winning the hit reality TV show,” the Providence Journal reports. Now, “the U.S. attorney will bring Hatch’s case before a grand jury.” Why exactly one would do this isn’t clear, but since I’m not a lawyer, and am only an expert in media whoring, it seems like a good strategy to get one’s name in the paper again, or possibly to recreate the thrill of winning Survivor all over again, but this time in front of a new, grander jury.

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

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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.