Alton arrested at Make-A-Wish fundraiser.

Alton arrested at fundraiser.
Attending a charity fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation along with Brynn, Steven, and Trishelle, The Real World Las Vegas cast member Alton Williams was arrested after “a verbal altercation with patrons resulted in Williams becoming ‘physically aggressive,'” according to The Smoking Gun. “When bouncers tried to cool things down by removing Williams to an office, he started to fight with bar management, ‘scratching, biting, and using abusive language,'” the site reports. He was also “complaining about being paraded around the nightclub like a ‘sideshow freak.'” Alton spent three hours in a North Carolina jail and will appear in court March 13.

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.

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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.