Berkley student William Hung: “It’s not like I’m a horrible singer that can’t sing.”

Berkley student William Hung: “It’s not like I’m a horrible singer that can’t sing.”
American Idol 3 auditioner William Hung “has become UC Berkeley’ newest celebrity.” Berkley’s Daily Cal talks to him, and William says the judges made the correct choice: “To an extent, they’re right. I don’t think I should have made it to Hollywood.” He also says he “seriously hadn’t planned” to go to Hollywood. However, he’s apparently still delusional, or still acting: “I feel the producers really exploited my lack of talent at this time. I looked like an idiot up there. I want to be good, not something that people will laugh at.”
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The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.

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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.