Bunim-Murray, Mike Fleiss producing competing spring break reality movies.

Bunim-Murray, Mike Fleiss producing competing spring break reality movies.
Two reality TV producers are working on movies that will bring the reality TV format to theatres this summer. Real World producers Bunim-Murray taped college students on spring break in Cancun for “The Real Cancun,” which New Line has pushed up to debut on April 25. Greg’s Preview reports that “they’re planning on keeping any swear words or nudity that happen to occur while the students are on camera, without editing it the way they would for TV, so an R rating is likely.” Meanwhile, Universal will release a movie by Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss. Now titled “The Quest,” the movie follows five men and three women on spring break in Mexico. Greg’s preview reports that it, too, will likely have an “R rating, due to the sexy scenes (probably with some nudity) the filmmakers are expected to capture on film.”

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.