MTV crew shooting at UC Santa Cruz for possible Fraternity Life 2.

MTV crew shooting at UC Santa Cruz for possible Fraternity Life 2.
An MTV crew is at UC Santa Cruz this week, filming Delta Omega Chi’s rush activities for a possible second season of Fraternity Life. “If MTV producers decide the frat is series-worthy, a crew will film the entire quarter, then edit the footage to air in the fall,” the Santa Cruz Sentinel reports. USC’s Zeta Sigma Phi was selected earlier for the third season of Sorority Life, but no fraternity was selected. UCSC is far away from USC, which denied MTV the right to film on its campus.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.