more than you ever wanted to know about the Big Brother 2 cast members.

more than you ever wanted to know about the Big Brother 2 cast members.
Thanks to their personal web presences and appearances by relatives, you can get even more information–if you want more, that is–about the Big Brother 2 house guests. Will’s brother and father are both budding writers, apparently; his dad writes in Atlanta’s newspaper about his son’s desire to be in show business, and a person presumed to be Will’s brother wrote about their entry into the World Breakdancing Championship for the University of Florida’s student newspaper. Examine pictures of Will’s Chilltown, uh, friend Shannon, or check out the third wheel’s place of work. On the opposite side of the house is Kent, whose official site is now live, adding to his presence on the web as an interviewee in this story about the home shopping network he manages. In the middle, there’s Autumn, who’s a songwriter, and this week’s head of household, Krista. Think Krista is “stupid and pathetic”? So do these people. Finally, even though he was expelled, Justin managed to get a few fans of his own. Which, if you ask me, is justincredible.

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.