cops waiting for Real World Philly producers to hand over tapes of bar fight.

cops waiting for Real World Philly producers to hand over tapes of bar fight.
Yet another fight broke out around the cast of The Real World Philadelphia recently. early last Saturday morning, “22-year-old Stephen Wiley was accosted by four men while he danced with a female cast member of the MTV reality show taping in town,” according to the Philadelphia Daily News. After “[a] male castmate intervened, words were exchanged, and Wiley and a club employee were thrown into a table, which cut Wiley’s back, requiring 16 stitches at Jefferson Hospital.” Although the paper says ” the show is supposed to turn over footage to police” Tuesday, they haven’t done so yet. A police spokesperson tells the New York Post, “We will get a subpoena if we have to.”

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.