transsexual: I was looking for love.

transsexual: I was looking for love.
Transsexual Miriam, the star of There’s Something About Miriam, says she went on the UK show to find true love. (Deception, of course, is the best way to find one’s soulmate.) She says, “I did it because I wanted to know if real love exists. Can a person fall in love?” She adds that, despite the show’s premise revolving around her actually being a man, she wasn’t really trying to hide her penis: “I was trying to be myself and if anyone had asked me about myself I would have told them.”

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.