Christa “had a sneaking suspicion that [Jon] was lying” about his grandma.

Christa “had a sneaking suspicion that [Jon] was lying” about his grandma.
Although she’d be perfectly justified hating on both Jon and Sandra, Survivor Pearl Islands‘ latest castoff isn’t upset at either of them. In fact, she says “it’s a game” and says, “I definitely don’t have hard feelings toward anybody.” Of Sandra, who let Christa take the blame for dumping the tribe’s food, Christa tells TV Guide, “I never would have thrown out the fish in the first place, but if I did, I never would have told anybody, either. It sucked to be me at the time.” She also says that she wasn’t surprised to learn that Jon is a stupid liar: “Having been on the same tribe as Jon from the beginning, I had heard a lot about his grandma. And so, I had a sneaking suspicion that he was lying. Even the day afterward, he was laughing and rolling on the ground. I thought, ‘Nobody is this happy after their grandma dies.'”

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.