crying woman episode homeowners auctioning off Doug- and Paige-created artwork.

crying woman episode homeowners auctioning off Doug and Paige’s artwork.
The tissue paper artwork created by designer Doug Wilson and host Paige Davis on one of the most famous episodes of Trading Spaces ever is being auctioned off by the homeowners on eBay. As of 8 a.m. CT, Doug’s piece is going for over $177, while the piece Paige created is currently selling for nearly $78. The auctions say that “[a] portion of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.”

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.