officers fight officers at Real World Philly house; cast sightings are online.

officers fight officers at Real World Philly house; cast sightings are online.
The drama continues in Philly: A fight took place at The Real World Philadelphia house Saturday night. Oddly, it involved a cop being assaulted by cops. “A Philadelphia police officer was assaulted on the set of MTV’s Real World on Saturday night, allegedly by a group of men that included two off-duty Philadelphia police officers,” the Philadelphia Enquirer reports. Here’s the condensed version of what went down from the paper: “Police said the three men began pounding on the door of the MTV set … two off-duty police officers and a friend, may have wanted to gain access to an after-shoot party inside the building … An on-duty police officer providing security for MTV appeared at the door, asking the men to disperse. Words were exchanged, and the officer was punched in the face. He was treated for a slight injury to the jaw.” There were no arrests, so Philly has a long way to go if it wants to live up to Chicago’s rep. If you’re interested in the low-down about what’s going on with the cast and crew, two sites have the info you need., “the unofficial site,” has a photo gallery that includes pictures of cast members, and of the crew doing weird things. A message board at the site also tracks cast encounters and news about the series. That site was started by Mark Shields who tells the Inquirer that he started his site because “was so bad. I thought it could be done a lot better.” There’s even drama between web sites tracking the drama.

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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.