Jase “was ecstatic to be out of the house.”

Jase “was ecstatic to be out of the house.”
In a post-house exit interview with TV Guide, Big Brother 5‘s Jase Wiley lies, er, says that he “was ecstatic to be out of the house.” Why? He says he realized “My days were done. I came to play hard and I did my thing.” He works to repair his image by saying he “had a complete blast, and my antics in the house were just to have a good time.” And he compliments the person responsible for getting him evicted, while, of course, patting himself on the back a little: “Nakomis’ plan was absolutely brilliant, and I totally give it to her for that. It was genius; I didn’t think of that. At the same time, it makes me feel really good inside to know that it took six people in the house to take me out. And they were so afraid of me that they all had to get together to get me out. So that’s, like, a big compliment.”
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The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.

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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.