Paris: I “never, ever [thought] that my foolish actions would become public.”

Paris: I “never, ever [thought] that my foolish actions would become public.”
Paris Hilton, famous for being famous for being famous, confirms that it’s her in the infamous tape, and said in a statement, “I feel embarrassed and humiliated, especially because my parents and the people who love me have been hurt.” She also says, “I was in an intimate relationship, never, ever thinking that my foolish actions would become public.” Except, like, when she does them on purpose for The Simple Life or any number of other media appearances. Interestingly, the “foolish actions” statement was distributed by the AP and reprinted by the New York Daily News, but its version differs from other media outlets. ABC News and The Washington Post‘s version of the AP story replaces “foolish actions” with “things”: “I was in an intimate relationship and never, ever thought that these things would become public.”

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.