Evan will make appearances for $15K.

Evan will make appearances for $15K.
Need a contest judge? A fashion show host? Have $15,000? Look no further than Joe Millionaire‘s Evan Marriott and his appearance tour! But book now, because he’s available only until the end of April, when his 15 minutes apparently will run out. Why would you want to hire Evan, besides the fact that you’ll make an estimated $24,000 on ticket sales alone? According to materials from booker Mike Esterman that The Smoking Gun obtained, he’s popular: “millions and millions of young adults tune in to watch the lives of Joe Millionaire and his slew of woman [sic] hand picked to choose from.” If you have an extra $10,000, Zora Andrich will be happy to show up, too.
+ also: Fox exec says Joe Millionaire 2 “will carry virtually all the same values forward.”

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.