Bishop who’s never watched Big Brother calls it “humiliating.”

Bishop who’s never watched Big Brother calls it “humiliating.”
The first black bishop in the Church of England called the UK’s Big Brother “humiliating” and “cheap entertainment.” He’s retiring this fall, and at a gathering honoring his career, talked about the show, saying he never watched but said, “What I dislike about what passes for television is the use of the humiliation of human beings to entertain other human beings. So we sit and watch the humiliation of these people and all that viciousness of human beings. The world would be a better place if we were encouraged to see the good that is in other people,” according to BBC News.
+ plus: UK Big Brother 3 contestant “says he is ‘too nice’ to be able to cash in on his Big Brother experience.”

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.