Manhunt cast member files fraud complaint with the FCC.

Manhunt cast member files fraud complaint with the FCC.
The first person eliminated from Manhunt, Jacqueline Kelly, has filed a complaint with the FCC claiming she was “defrauded by Paramount’s initial representations as to the fairness of the game.” During the taping, Kelly was detained and thrown to the ground by a producer, which prevented her from helping another team member, which she says lead to her being voted off the show. Her complaint letter has been published by Peter Lance, who originally reported on allegations that the show was at least partially staged.

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.

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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.