Kathy Griffin falls in front of paparazzi for publicity

Kathy Griffin fell out of a cab last week, and said this weekend that it was actually an intentional publicity stunt for the new season of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.

“Part of episode seven is that I do anything to be in the tabs in London. They’re very big on pics of celebs falling drunkenly out of cabs. The shot was almost ruined when some nice lady tried to help me!” she told Page Six. But overall, the publicity stunt “worked!” she says.

Page Six reports that “she took a taxi to an event she knew would be well-covered by the paparazzi. As she was stepping out of the taxi, she ‘tripped’ and fell face-first to the pavement.”

The new season of her show debuts June 5.

Kathy Griffin eats it [The Superficial]
Shameless Ploy [Page Six]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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.