Real Cancun is in theatres today.

Real Cancun is in theatres today.
The Real Cancun, a film from the producers of The Real World, is in theatres starting today (find showtimes). Rated R for “strong sexuality/nudity, language and partying,” it follows 16 college students and 20-somethings on spring break in Cancun. So far, the movie has received mostly bad reviews. Joel Stein’s review in Time magazine reveals that one of the cast members, Casey, hooked up with The Real World Las Vegas‘ Trishelle on the first night, but he says “the producer said I wasn’t allowed to hang out with her because she’s under contract for other things.” Also, Bachelor producer Mike Fleiss’ similar movie, The Quest, has been delayed indefinitely.

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.

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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.