Rich: “I’m happy with the way I played.”

Rich: “I’m happy with the way I played.”
The castaway everyone loves to hate talks to Newsweek–along with the rest of the final four Tagi alliance members–and says he’s “not sorry for trying to build an alliance” or for walking around naked. Sue and Rudy are both unapologetic, too, but Kelly says the alliance stuff “just made me feel crappy about myself.” The Newsweek piece also dives in to other aspects of the show as the final episode approaches.
+ elsewhere: Sean: “I’m hopelessly dorky.”

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.