Jerri and Bryant meet over beef jerky and rice.

Jerri and Bryant meet–over beef jerky and rice.
In a restaurant this morning, with food (rice and beef jerky–seriously) arriving during the interview, Bryant finally got to talk to Jerri. He challenged her a little more than Jane did, but it was basically an uneventful few minutes. Bryant was super-nice (“You’re way too smart…”), and Jerri basically said the same things she’s been saying on every show about her personality and interactions with Kel and Keith. She also responded to rumors: Playboy? “I’m willing to negotiate.” Dating Jeff Probst? “Nothing true about that rumor.”

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.