UK’s celeb Big Brother prepares for first eviction; one already wants out.

UK’s celeb Big Brother prepares for first eviction; one already wants out.
Six celebrities entered the UK’s Big Brother house Wednesday for a possible 10-day stay and are already preparing to nominate one another for eviction. Anne Diamond is volunteering, saying, “I want to go home. I honestly feel I’ve been here for five days,” the BBC reports. Nominations are tonight, and then the public will vote. The other celebrities are Les Dennis, Goldie, Melinda Messenger, Mark Owen, and Sue Perkins.

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.