“sexually violated, humiliated, dehumanized and totally spent” Sue quits.

“sexually violated, humiliated, dehumanized and totally spent” Sue quits.
Saying she was “sexually violated, humiliated, dehumanized and totally spent,” Sue Hawk quit Survivor All-Stars, making her the second player to leave the game voluntarily. Contact with a naked Richard Hatch increasingly bothered Sue, and at the reward challenge, she went off on Jeff Probst when he mentioned the incident. She said, “There’s no way I can continue with my emotions pushed to the ground that much.” One third of the players who have left the game have done so voluntarily. Richard and Sue appeared together on The Early Show this morning, and Sue said, “Me and Richard have had a chance to sit down and hash it out and talk about the incident. We both have different perspectives about it, but we have come to terms with it and agreed to move forward and look past it.” She said, “Feeling Richard naked next to you is not a good feeling.” Richard said, “I learned something: She’s a sensitive person. … It was emotional.” He said he was “clueless” about the fact that the encounter bothered Sue.

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.