Reality check: Real World cast updates, Teen Mom’s mom lies about her teen

The Real World‘s 27th season debuts tonight, and a newspaper checks in on more than 40 of the show’s previous cast members, including the ones who have disappeared from the public eye/Challenges. [New York Daily News]

Updated and corrected: Ben Bailey, host of Discovery’s Cash Cab, won a daytime Emmy for best game show host last year, not this year. I regret the error. His show has still been cancelled. This year’s winner was Todd Newton, who hosts Family Game Night on Hub.

Project Runway 8 finalist Andy South has transitioned from male to female. [Radar]

A Teen Mom‘s mom lied about her daughter becoming a teen mom again. [Jezebel]

People unintentionally (?) sharing very private information on Facebook has resulted in a very entertaining web site. Casting directors, find your uber-extroverts here. [We Know What You're Doing]

Not actually news: For some reason, my DVR continually records every episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, even though I’ve instructed it to record just new episodes, and it simultaneously promises me that it will record The Glee Project and then just does not. My DVR and I are going to throw down soon, and by that I mean I’m going to swap it out with another one and let it be lobotomized by BrightHouse.

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.