FOX cut “wild” embarrassing bar scene from The Simple Life at Paris’ request.

FOX cut “wild” embarrassing bar scene from The Simple Life at Paris’ request.
In an attempt to not “embarrass her parents” (uh huh), Paris Hilton had FOX cut a scene from The Simple Life, an “insider” tells Page Six. The “insider” says that “Paris and Nicole [Richie] were in the local bar in Altus [Arkansas, where the show was taped] and they got a little wild with some of the local guys.” Meanwhile, the man in that totally non-parent-embarrassing video with her, Rick Salomon, has sued Paris for $10 million. He “alleges that the 22-year-old Hilton, her parents, and her spokesperson have wrongfully accused him of improper–and perhaps criminal–conduct in connection with the filming of the video and the tape’s subsequent sale to an Internet porn site,” The Smoking Gun reports.

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.