Dave says he would have given half the money to Toni, maybe all of it to Charla.

Dave says he would have given half the money to Toni, maybe all of it to Charla.
After being shafted by Charla and not receiving half of her Paradise Hotel prize money, Dave now says that he “would have split the money with Toni if she was my final partner, if she had, in any way, helped me get to the end. I think almost everyone there would have split the money,” he tells TV Guide. He says Charla didn’t owe him anything, but if he’d won, “The only question would have been, would I give her [Charla] half or would I give her the whole thing.” TV Guide also reports that Keith’s euphoric and stupid promise to take everyone to Vegas has yet to materialize.

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.