Syesha Mercado, Spencer Pratt ask people to call them

Two reality stars are giving out their phone numbers on Twitter and asking fans to call them. Yesterday, American Idol 7 finalist Syesha Mercado asked people to call her, and when she had to leave, told them to leave messages that she’d listen to.

Earlier, Spencer Pratt took a break from his disingenuous-sounding sanctimonious tweeting to ask fans to call him.

These aren’t their real phone numbers; both are via Say Now. But still: Can you get any more desperate for attention than to beg your fans to call you?

By the way, are you a fan on me on Facebook or following me on Twitter yet?

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.