Greg disses The Early Show.

Greg disses The Early Show.
Greg turned down an interview on CBS’ morning show, becoming the first booted cast member to not appear on the Bryant Gumbel-hosted program. Instead, the show brought back Ramona to talk about Survivor. According to The New York Post, “Contestants aren’t required to grant press interviews – but if they do, they must appear first on “The Early Show….” Guess that means we’ve seen the end of Greg and his coconut phone.
+ plus: Did CBS give away the final four survivors? The intro to Wednesday’s show had a shot of four people at tribal council; many think these are the last four on the island. Survivor Sucks has the details and a possible spoiler photo (don’t click those links unless you want to know).

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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.