Rob and Amber Mariano had a baby

Rob and Amber Mariano have squeezed out something else from their 15 minutes of fame, and not another reality show: Her name is Lucia Rose. Their daughter was born July 4, nearly a month ago, so clearly this isn’t just a publicity stunt. Rob told People, “She is a perfect baby and we could not have asked for anything more. We are over the moon with happiness at her arrival!”

Rob and Amber got engaged at the end of Survivor All Stars before appearing on The Amazing Race 7 and The Amazing Race All Stars and their own awful Fox Reality series, and contribute to Survivor‘s track record of having produced more lasting relationships than another prime-time network reality series, The Bachelor.

Survivor & Amazing Race’s Rob and Amber Become Parents [People]

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.