Jenna, Heidi will appear in Playboy.

Jenna, Heidi will appear in Playboy.
The August edition of Playboy magazine will include a pictorial featuring both Survivor Amazon winner Jenna Morasca and her fellow strip-for-peanut-butter-and-chocolate cast member, Heidi Strobel. Jenna was photographed “the morning after Jenna was crowned the winner on a live telecast on May 11,” the New York Post reports. A source informs the paper that “one or both of the girls were said to have had second thoughts about posing nude and tried to pull out of the deal,” but things are going ahead for the pictorial, which is “the fastest Playboy has ever turned around a photo project.” After earlier prohibiting Jenna from appearing in a PETA ad, a decision which was later reversed, CBS has approved the Playboy appearance.

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.