Bachelor 4 house owners sue for $5 million claiming house was damaged.

Bachelor 4 house owners sue for $5 million claiming house was damaged.
The owners of the Malibu house where The Bachelor 4 was filmed are suing Warner Brothers, producers of the show, for $5 million. They say that their house was damaged, strewn with trash, and infested with “rodents and Black Widow spiders,” and also say that the production ripped out their phone lines and changed the number. The lawsuit, reproduced by The Smoking Gun, repeatedly says that the owners, the Chytens, were “extremely reluctant” to rent their home but did so anyway for $45,000 after the production agreed to conditions which were ultimately never met.

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.