Real World Chicago DVD out today; reveals Cara wanted to date show director.

Real World Chicago DVD out today; reveals Cara wanted to date show director.
The Real World Chicago is still on the air, but the DVD that promises “the wackiest, sexiest and funniest outtakes and bloopers ever” is in stores today. The Chicago Sun-Times reviews The Real World You Never Saw: Chicago and finds that while it’s heavy on blurring (no nudity here), it does reveal that just like Becky from season one, Cara “develop[ed] a crush on hottie [Real World] director Richard Kim.” This time, the director turned the cast member down. Also, the paper says that the commentary provided by “Kyle, Keri and Cara is particularly snarky”; they make fun of “Tonya and her frequent misuse of the English language.”

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.