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.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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.