Kathy Griffin: “Jesus Christ, I’ve had beer bashes with bigger celebrities.”

Kathy Griffin: “Jesus Christ, I’ve had beer bashes with bigger celebrities.”
Of her six fellow Celebrity Mole Hawaii cast members, Kathy Griffin says that she thought, “‘Jesus Christ, I’ve had beer bashes with bigger celebrities.’ And I count myself among that list: I’m a proud member of the D list.” For Entertainment Weekly, Kathy talks openly about the cast. “[I]t’s possible that he’s retarded,” she says of Erik von Detten, who she reports “would say stuff like ‘I just wonder when I’m gonna lose my baby face.'” Also, she says Stephen Baldwin and Corbin Bernsen’s appearances on screen are “really good in a superpsychotic way.” The series debuts tomorrow night, and Kathy says she plans to have viewing parties with her gay friends so that she can “celebrate” her “complete humiliation.”

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.