“Big Brother is worse than you think–get out now”

“Big Brother is worse than you think–get out now.”
A plane rented by a group calling themselves Media Jammers flew over the Big Brother house Wednesday with a banner telling the house guests to “get out now.” The producers heard about the first attempt, and locked the house guests inside to prevent them from seeing it. But the plane made a second trip, and this time, the message got through. BigBrother2000.com, the show’s official site, called those responsible “[a] determined and apparently deep-pocketed group or individual,” but their site says they pulled it off for only $550.

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.