Survivor Amazon tribes switch.

Survivor Amazon tribes switch.
After 13 days in the rainforest, the divided-by-sex Survivor Amazon tribes are no more. The two youngest members of each tribe, Dave and Jenna, met for what they thought was a reward without a challenge. After talking about their tribes–Jenna spilled a lot of information about hers–they were surprised to find out that they’d be selecting new tribes. As a result, half the women and half the men switched places. The first victim was Tambaqui’s Jeanne, whose alliance with fellow women Christy and Heidi crumbled in the face of the guys’ offer to align with Heidi.

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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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.