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]

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.

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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.