Lil’ Kim is being filmed for a reality show before going to prison

USA TODAY asks, “Who will be the next big reality star?” Specifically, the paper wonders which celebrity will be next to get a boost after appearing on their own reality show.

The answer may be Lil’ Kim, who is taping her own reality series before heading to prison for a year. (She starts serving her sentence Monday.) Lil’ Kim Goes to the Big House “will feature Kim as she prepares for jail, all the while hyping her forthcoming album, ‘The Naked Truth,’ remodeling her home, and co-hosting a party with Marc Jacobs during New York Fashion Week,” Variety reports.

“At least five networks have expressed interest in acquiring the finished product”, Variety says, although it doesn’t reveal which networks.

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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.