Kathy Ireland concealed DWTS injury because she didn’t want “sympathy votes”

Kathy Ireland was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars in its second week, but has only now revealed that she needs knee surgery. That’s surprising considering how much the ABC series revels in injury porn.

On Friday, she wrote, over two tweets, “the truth is… after my little spin on DWTS am going 2 have knee surgery. Did not want people 2 know” “during voting process becuz sympathy votes & drama not my thing. Have not told many in my family.”

The revelation was prompted by an unnamed tabloid’s forthcoming story about her injury. Before revealing the injury, Kathy wrote, “Seeking advice from you…learned a tabloid is planning story on my DWTS experience. Do I ignore or bore you here with details b4 it runs?”

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.