Rosie O’Donnell verbally castrates Boogie on The View

Watching Mike “Boogie” Malin receive $500,000 might not have been all that exciting. But watching Rosie O’Donnell rip Mike on The View provided at least some consolation, especially since she actually seemed to be a fan of the show. Besides refusing to sit next to him (all in her sort of playful Rosie way), she mocked Will and Boogie’s “little 12-year-old” telephone routine (which, naturally, Elisabeth Hasselbeck said was funny). The audience also seems to hate him, not that he really cares. After all, he has half a million dollars and a bunch of restaurants co-owned by celebrities.

Anyway, here Mike’s seven and a half minutes of humiliation, which includes Rosie challenging Janelle and Erika about why they didn’t band together earlier:

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.