Mark Walberg: a “victim of editing.”

Mark Walberg: a “victim of editing.”
The host of Temptation Island 2 tells that the experience is “really emotionally draining” for him. Mark Walberg also says he makes up the bonfire questions by himself, and says his alleged meanness is the result of editing. Additionally, he’ll avoid checking out web sites about the show this year, because recappers and message board participants “always take the time to trash me in the process” of talking about the show, he says.
+ plus: “temptress” Alison is now a family physician.

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.