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I need your feedback: What stories and shows should I be covering? What do you like best about reality blurred?

In a few hours, I’ll be unplugging from the world for my annual technology-free retreat, which involves a day of withdrawal followed by a few days of insisting I will change my behavior and become less addicted to all of the screens in my life. Anyway, I’ll be back on Tuesday, but this brief break …

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Paul Watson predicts the fourth season of Whale Wars, premiering tonight, will be the last

Whale Wars returns for its fourth and potentially final season tonight, as Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson thinks his organization has won the battle against whaling in the Southern Ocean. The Animal Planet series is one of my favorite series because it is one of the best reality TV shows on television today, editing incredibly real …

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Fear Factor now casting for its return, five years after NBC cancelled it

Fear Factor, the extreme game show/reality series, is now casting for an apparent return to NBC later this year, five years after being cancelled. The show’s casting web site says “we’re back” and says it is looking for “teams of two,” such as “married couples, siblings, parent/child, best friends, coworkers, teammates, roommates, [and] ex’s.” However, …

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Jersey Shore receiving “cold shoulder” in Italy even before Snooki crashed van, faked injury

Jersey Shore has been in Italy since mid-May, filming the fourth season of the MTV show. Their stay will be short–they leave later this month–and their temporary home of Florence, Italy, hasn’t been giving them a warm welcome. Snooki, The Situation, and company aren’t even allowed to be filmed drinking in bars, clubs, or public …

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