Janu quit because she became a “pawn.”

Janu quit because she became a “pawn.”
Janu says she quit Survivor Palau primarily because “I realized I’m a play piece. I am a pawn and they are moving me around.” She tells TV Guide that she decided “to go when I want to go, and it is going to make them think twice about what is happening.” Janu also says that she lost 12 pounds on the island, and when she had food, she “would throw it up every single time.” Apparently, the lack of food affected her mentally, as she says that the rats initially “freaked me out. Afterward, they just became gerbils and Muppets.” Muppets? Hopefully that’ll be on the DVD.

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.