Neil Patrick Harris got Survivor China’s immunity idol from CBS

How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris received Survivor China‘s immunity idol as a gift from CBS for his 37th birthday last Tuesday.

He posted this photo to Twitter via Yfrog and wrote on Twitter that this was “perhaps the coolest gift ever.”

As if he wasn’t cool enough already, Neil Patrick Harris is an unapologetic reality TV fan who cited Real World New Orleans’ Danny as “a role model” for being gay and out, never mind doing everything from guest judging Idol last year to risking his health and sanity by entering the Big Brother house four years ago.

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.