“sex offender” Morgan sentenced to two years of probation, $1,000 fine.

“sex offender” Morgan sentenced to two years of probation, $1,000 fine.
After pleading guilty to felony child pornography charges, Morgan Moss “was sentenced to 24 months’ probation, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and will be required to register as a sex offender,” according to The Chicago Tribune. Drug and other charges of manufacturing child pornography were dropped. The American High star was indicted earlier after he videotaped himself and his 16-year-old girlfriend having sex; she later posted naked pictures of Morgan from the video after he showed the video to others, thus alerting authorities.

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.