Eric Nies is now a FOX news reporter in New York.

Eric Nies is now a FOX news reporter in New York.
The first-season cast member of The Real World: New York and former host of MTV’s The Grind is now a news reporter at New York City’s FOX affiliate. The New York Observer reports that he’s unsure if this is a permanent career move. He says, “I’m not really sure if I want to be a news reporter,” but he’s giving it a shot; so far, he’s reported four stories–three on FOX’s The Street, the other on “the recreational use of Viagra.”

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.