house guests told about attack (sort of).

house guests told about attack (sort of).
The sequestered and isolated remaining Big Brother 2 house guests–including Monica, who lives in New York–have been given limited information about yesterday’s terrorism in New York and Washington, D.C. A person with a megaphone, possibly Mike Boogie, reportedly gave them slightly more information by shouting over the wall of the compound. Monica was told by the producers that her family members are okay, but like the others, is apparently still not aware of the severity of the destruction. If you want to, let CBS know what you think about the way the show is dealing with this via their feedback form.
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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.