house guests to Big Brother: screw you and your $50K.

house guests to Big Brother: screw you and your $50K.
They may be stupid for refusing Big Brother‘s offer of not $10,000, not $20,000, but $50,000 to leave the house, but you have to give credit to the house guests for making the producers’ lives hell. Potential house guest Beth, who seemed to be a lot like Jordan, seemed shocked that she wasn’t entering the compound. Also last night, Cassandra, Curtis and Eddie were marked for banishment, and Karen and Brittany made live in-studio appearances. Brittany got to talk to one house guest; she talked to Josh in the red room and spilled as much information as she could–but Josh decided to not tell the other house guests what she said. And the drama continues.

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.