Ryan Lochte’s reality TV connection, Colin Farrell loves Biggest Loser, Ryan Seacrest MIA at Olympics, CBS cancels 3

Olympian Ryan Lochte has been linked to VH1 reality star K. Michelle, from Love and Hip-Hop. [RumorFix]

To get in shape for his role in Total Recall, Colin Farrell watched The Biggest Loser, which he calls “one of my favorite shows.” [Fox 411]

NBC’s decision to include Ryan Seacrest in their coverage of the London Olympics is baffling in part because he isn’t great at what he’s doing there, but as Mary McNamara notes, “Seacrest’s presence at the London Games has been most notable for its absence.” Excellent. [Los Angeles Times]

CBS’ absurdly low-rated dating series 3 has been cancelled after two episodes. The most surprising part about this is that the show was produced by Magical Elves. [Vulture]

Snooki is looking forward to giving birth to a baby, a new perfume, nail polish, and nail stickers. Also she wants to write a children’s book, seriously. [Hollywood Reporter]

Jersey Shore star Pauly D makes $11 million a year–as a DJ alone. [Yahoo]

The Amazing Race cast member Jaime Edmondson went Hillbilly Handfishin’. [YouTube]

Read the first chapter of Teen Mom Farrah Abraham’s book My Teenage Dream Ended; clearly, her teenage dream didn’t involve becoming a star famous enough to publish a memoir. [MTV]

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.