Jenna leaves Survivor All-Stars.

Jenna leaves Survivor All-Stars.
Instead of competing in the immunity challenge, the Survivor All-Stars watched Jenna head for a boat. Although she’d received no new information about her ailing mother’s condition, she left anyway, saying she’d “made a bad judgment call” by participating in the game. Jenna’s mother died eight days after she returned. Jeff Probst didn’t get all bitchy with her like he did when Osten quit, but did ask the other survivors what they thought of Jenna’s decision. Besides currently appearing in a public service announcement about dissection and on the Heidi and Jenna Official 2004 Calendar, Jenna will be online chatting live today at 2:30 p.m. ET.
+ also: Survivor moves to Wednesday on March 17 and 24 because of basketball.

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.