Justin with knife to Krista’s throat: “Would you get mad if I killed you?”

Justin with knife to Krista’s throat: “Would you get mad if I killed you?”
Drama overflowed last night in the Big Brother 2 house. Reports from those watching the live feeds said the following occurred: the houseguests asking for a “penalty nomination” for Justin who was again threatened with expulsion after drunkenly peeing on a window; Justin and Krista (and maybe others) making out; Mike apparently coming on to Autumn in a forceful way; Justin threatening Krista–in a “joking” way? (there’s a video clip of this at Big Brother 2 AVI’s, which have apparently gone away, but others have posted a screen shot of the incident); Justin getting called into the Diary Room to speak to a psychiatrist; and Hardy saying he’s leaving because of Justin. Also, the producers have apparently been issuing warnings to various houseguests for their behavior, but it’s unclear why they have not yet enforced the rules.
+ update: “Violence threatens Big Brother 2″

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.