Zora said no to Joe Millionaire 2 appearance, will turn down other “roles.”

Zora said no to Joe Millionaire 2 appearance, will turn down other “roles.”
Zora Andrich, who previously charged $5 for autographed pictures (albeit for charity), tells the New York Daily News that she turned down an appearance on Joe Millionaire 2 because she “[doesn’t] want people to think, like Evan, I’m stretching my 15 minutes into an hour.” Instead, she’s whoring herself to journalists to comment about reality TV shows, such as in this article about The Simple Life, also in the Daily News. Of Paris Hilton, Zora says, “I can definitely sympathize with her. I don’t know why the media is so obsessed with finding dirt on people. I also think nobody ever expects these things to come out.”

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.