Big Brother cast say they’ll walk out Wednesday.

Big Brother cast say they’ll walk out Wednesday.
“What did you do this summer? Trashed a CBS show.” That’s what Eddie said in response to the house guests promise to collectively walk out of the Big Brother house next Wednesday. First, George decided to walk out with whoever was banished on Wednesday, shortly after he figured out what Josh was hiding: the knowledge of George’s wife’s campaign to banish Brittany. But soon, the other house guests–even Eddie–were promising to walk, too. Although George seems to think they’ll all get paid if they leave together, CBS says they won’t get any cash if they bolt, and the rest of the house guests seem to not care about the money. Will they follow through? Will the producers try something to keep them around? We’ll know in 96 hours.
+ also: Salon.com asks: “What went wrong”?
+ plus: Curtis will attend the Emmys tomorrow night.

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.