if someone takes $10K and leaves Wed., a new person will enter the house.

if someone takes $10K and leaves Wed., a new person will enter the house.
As was revealed last week on Big Brother, Wednesday night’s live show will feature an offer of $10,000 for one of the house guests to leave. If someone takes the bait, Beth, an alternate, will enter the house. As the New York Times reports (story requires free registration), the producers were distressed that the public has voted out the most interesting house guests, so they’re trying to stir things up with the offer and new house guest. They even tried to get Jordan to return as the replacement, but couldn’t negotiate a deal.

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.