Win WrestleMania DVDs and other Tough Enough swag

Tough Enough, the rebooted competition series that airs Mondays at 8 on USA, has unexpectedly become one of my favorite shows, thanks to the insane eliminations and the physical, brutal competition. (There was also weird overlap with Survivor.) This is true despite the fact that I do not actually watch wrestling.

USA Network has offered three prize packs to reality blurred readers who are fans of wrestling or just want a bunch of swag. It’s a WrestleMania XXVII bag with the RAW: The Best of 2010 DVD and The True Story of WrestleMania DVD, plus a stainless steel WWE water bottle with John Cena on it. The retail value is $149.

You can enter once per day until May 12: Just leave a comment below about why you want to win, making sure that whatever service you use to sign in displays your real name and makes it possible to contact you. (If your comments aren’t being approved, check the quick and easy instructions here.) The fine print: No purchase is necessary. You have to be a U.S. or Canadian resident to enter, and I’ll randomly select the three winners at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 12, when the contest ends.

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.