Paris’ book proposal says she “debates whether to do a second season.”

Paris’ book proposal says she “debates whether to do a second season.”
According to Paris Hilton’s book proposal, obtained by Gawker and helpfully reprinted by The Smoking Gun, chapter seven will include a discussion of The Simple Life “from Paris’s point of view–as she debates whether to do a second season of the show, and possibly get sent to some even scummier (?) locale and have to do even grosser stuff.” The proposal also says that a second season is “definitely in the works,” so presumably Paris has made her decision, or maybe she’s just pretend-debating. She’s definitely not pretending to be happy about the sex tape any more, suing an Internet company for $15 million over its distribution, E! Online reports. She claims “unauthorized and illegal exploitation” and “severe economic, emotional and other irreparable injury.” The suit doesn’t mention damages for the “receipt of unrelenting free publicity as a result of said distribution.”

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.