drug use used to be allowed outside Real World houses; Julie slips, says Danny “was a huge pot head.”

drug use used to be allowed outside Real World houses; Julie slips, says Danny “was a huge pot head.”
In a write-up (first discovered by Tubescan) of a The Real World lecture at Slippery Rock University, an attendee reports that Puck told the audience drug use was, during his season, permitted by producers away from the house. Because of Puck’s use of weed, however, producers changed the rule. As Ryan Muldowney writes, Julie mentioned that this rule change was extremely difficult for one male cast member, who she initially didn’t name. But then, “Julie accidentally let it slip that Danny … was a HUGE POT HEAD. Julie was visibly upset that she let it slip, but we assured her we wouldn’t tell anyone. Well, there goes that promise,” Muldowney writes on his web site.

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.