Kent out; Nicole is new HOH.

Kent out; Nicole is new HOH.
Even Bunky voted for Kent, casting him from the Big Brother 2 house with a vote of 4 to 0. So Will remains in the house as Nicole becomes the new head of household. During his interview with Julie Chen–besides reiterating his disgust with homosexuality despite his friendship with Bunky–Kent repeatedly talked about forbidden subjects, mentioning the number of house guests who have agents and talking openly about the banners flown above the house with messages. Surprisingly, despite Julie Chen’s severe discomfort and inability to get Kent to stop talking about those things, Arnold Shapiro didn’t cut to the shot of the front of the house.

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.