Wedding Video satire of Real World featuring cast members on DVD today.

Wedding Video satire of Real World featuring cast members on DVD today.
A parody of The Real World written and directed by Norman Korpi, a cast member from the first season of the show, is on DVD today. The Wedding Video follows co-writer and director Clint Cowen’s efforts to document Norman’s fictional wedding, which is attended by Norman’s friends, many of whom aren’t even aware he’s getting married to a man. The cast features nine other former Real World cast members who play themselves, or parodies of themselves, as they never mention the show. But they play up their personas and mock themselves and the show at the same time.

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.