Martha jokes that she wanted to dismiss apprentices with “Your ass is grass!’

If an interview Martha Stewart conducted with Newsweek is any indication, her season of The Apprentice is going to be cra-zy. For starters, Martha said that, for her still super-secret firing catchphrase, she wanted to say, “Your ass is grass!”

Prison didn’t totally take away the Martha we know and love, though, as she followed that by ensuring us that it was “a joke.” Oh, Martha.

The Martha we’ll see on the show is “Merry Martha,” who is perhaps happy because the prison rapes have ceased. She says we’ll be surprised by who we see on TV. “Maybe it’s time to think of me a little differently. In the last two years, people have tried to make me a dour, miserable human being, and I’m not.”

Martha is new diva of pink slips [New York Daily News]

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.