Jim: friendships on The Mole were “real”; Charlie was “a real dick.”

Jim: friendships on The Mole were “real”; Charlie was “a real dick.”
The Mole‘s Jim Morrison (yes, that’s his real name) talks to Gay.com and reveals that he got paid about the same amount as Kathryn, the mole herself; says that “Charlie was a real asshole, a real dick” but not a homophobe; and says that “the way the show dealt with my sexuality was pretty cool because there needs to be more gay people who represent different types of people (on TV).”
+ also: The Advocate talks to Jim.
+ and: The Advocate talks to Jennifer.
+ plus: an interview with Wendi.

+ and: an interview with Kathryn.

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.