Omarosa is the “well-known bachelorette” who will star in Donald Trump’s Ultimate Merger

The “well-known bachelorette” starring in Donald Trump’s new reality series is Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, who will apparently take time out of her seminary studies to be the bachelorette on a dating show.

That was revealed in a casting notice posted on Craigstlist more than two weeks ago, which not only gave away her identity but said the show was called Omarosa’s Ultimate Merger. It said, “We are currently conducting a nationwide search for successful, eligible bachelors who think they have what it takes to win the heart of TV personality Omarosa and gain the approval of Donald Trump!”

A second casting notice kept her identity secret and changed the show’s name–perhaps because they couldn’t find anyone willing to date Omarosa on TV, or just realized that using her name might not be the best marketing strategy?

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.

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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.