Paris Hilton slips in oil, gets her own brand of perfume, plans Australia move.

Paris Hilton slips in oil, gets her own brand of perfume, plans Australia move.
Recently: Paris Hilton signed a deal to have her own fragrance! And smashed a bottle of olive oil in a store! Then slipped in the oil! Then was so “touched” by her visit with sick children that she vowed to hold a charity concert for them! And she has a cameo in “Raising Helen”! And will present at the MTV Movie Awards! Wait: Are we even supposed to care about Paris Hilton any more? Despite the fact that The Simple Life 2 debuts in two weeks, she’s very late-2003 and early-2004, and we’re almost to mid-2004, and it’s definitely now Lindsay “whoa” Lohan’s era. This must be why Paris is planning to move to Australia; they haven’t had their fill of her yet.

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.