Lillian plans to earn money speaking.

Lillian plans to earn money speaking.
Survivor Pearl Islands cast member Lillian Morris lost her job to be on the show, and now says she has “kids that need to go to college, bills to pay, just like anybody else.” So, instead of getting a real job, Lillian is trying to “milk this as much as I can,” hiring two agencies to represent her. According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, she “probably will charge $5,000 to $10,000″ for speeches, and her reps “are actively looking for endorsement and speaking deals.” Lillian says her pitch is simple: “Basically, I introduce myself as a survivor. I usually talk about the adventure of it, about taking that chance.” Next month, look for Lillian to auction off her delusions of everlasting fame on eBay.

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.

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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.