Buck Hill Inn owner, newspaper say MTV misrepresented truth about Fear location.

Buck Hill Inn owner, newspaper say MTV misrepresented truth about Fear location.
One of the current owners of The Buck Hill Inn, which was featured on last week’s episode of Fear, says that the haunted history presented on the show was, at best, embellished. “I don’t think MTV’s intention was ever to accurately portray the building’s history,” William Kirkhuff told the Pocono Record. He says psychics found only “happy spirits,” and thus the “producers got a little frustrated when they were trying to tape a show called Fear and there wasn’t any to be had, according to the psychics.” The newspaper looks at some claims made on the show and refutes them. Also, 12 people were arrested for breaking into the hotel and attempting to look for ghosts themselves.

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.

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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.