Celebrity Mole tapes may have been destroyed in a fire early Wednesday.

Celebrity Mole tapes may have been destroyed in a fire early Wednesday.
The tapes for ABC’s Celebrity Mole may have been destroyed in a fire late Tuesday night. Stone Stanley Entertainment’s offices were at Hollywood Center Studios, where the fire struck a building that contained the tapes for the show. Stone Stanley’s offices were in the complex, where it also produced Popstars. A show rep says that “people with towels [are] drying the tapes” and are “assessing right now how bad it is … Until we actually stick the tapes in the machines, we won’t know how many of them are good,” according to the New York Daily News‘ Daily Dish (second-to-last item).

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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.