Survivor All-Stars concludes Sunday; final four are Rob, Amber, Jenna, Rupert.

Survivor All-Stars concludes Sunday; final four are Rob, Amber, Jenna, Rupert.
The final four Survivor All-Stars tribe members are Amber, Rob, Jenna, and Rupert. They’ll get ugly and competitive, or not, as the series concludes with a two-hour finale (and one-hour surprise-filled reunion) on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. If you’re keeping track, this makes fifty percent of The ChillOne’s final four/final two spoiler correct. In last night’s episode, Rob won the car-and-drive-in-movie reward challenge, winning a Chevrolet truck; he selected Amber to go with him to see the film (Lord of the Flies). Surprisingly, she received a Chevrolet car, making for lots of Chevy porn during the episode. Later, after Rob engineered a fight between Big Tom and Rupert that left both lunkheads refusing to join together and boot Rob or Amber, Rob and Amber lied to Big Tom. They voted him out instead of Jenna, making the jury chock-full of people who’d like to stick Rob and Amber’s heads on a stake.
+ plus: “was Survivor All-Stars…just a bad idea to begin with?”

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.