Dancing with the Stars generates more complaints than Adam Lambert did

ABC received more than 1,500 complaints about Adam Lambert’s AMA performance, but it turns out that’s not really a big deal after all, because Dancing with the Stars is even more controversial, and we all know how crazy risque that show is.

Advertising Age reports that “ABC gets more complaints from viewers over broadcasts of ‘Dancing with the Stars,'” according to “One person familiar with the situation.”

I’d say that I’d love to see those complaints–Are they about unblurred costume bulges? Bruno Tonoli’s triple-entendres? Len Goodman’s crankiness? Samantha Harris’ babbling?–but reading them would probably be like reading Yahoo Answers, and doing that scares me more than Paranormal Activity did.

ABC’s Problem Child: Adam Lambert [Advertising Age]

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.