Nicky Hilton and Paris’ dad are both pitching their own TV shows.

Nicky Hilton and Paris’ dad are both pitching their own TV shows.
As if Paris Hilton hadn’t already worn out her welcome, her entire family may soon have their own reality TV shows. First, Paris’ mom, Kathy, is hosting a show that trains girls how to be socialites. Paris’ dad, Rick, wants to “follow seven high rollers who each agree to kick $1 million in the kitty” and then compete in Las Vegas over seven days for the entire $7 million. And now Nicky, who declined to participate in The Simple Life, “is in talks to develop her own TV show,” according to the NYDN’s Gatecrasher. Lest you think that there are no Hiltons left to pitch their own reality TV shows, Paris and Nicky have two brothers: Barron Nicholas and Conrad Hughes Hilton.

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.