Dan Renzi is “not embarrassed about what happened” when he was arrested.

Dan Renzi is “not embarrassed about what happened” when he was arrested.
In a far-reaching interview with Kansas City’s The Pitch, The Real World Miami‘s Dan Renzi talks about how he took into his own hands the situation involving taking himself into his own hands in an adult theatre. He says he confessed his arrest for masturbation in a theatre because “[i]f you don’t own up to the fact that you’re a little tacky, people are going to think you committed a crime. I’m not embarrassed by what happened. It happened. I’ll pay the consequences.” Coincidentally, Ben Paynter writes that Dan “was dating Jeff Jarrett, the lawyer behind one of the largest speeding-ticket and DUI clearinghouses in the city.” Overall, Dan says, “I don’t really care, because it’s such a stupid charge. People in Kansas City got a little tight because they didn’t know what happened. The whole point of it is, it’s a funny story, and people in KC didn’t get the joke.”

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.