Jase: “Hollywood’s go to gay guy extra”?

Jase: “Hollywood’s go to gay guy extra”?
TVGasm continues to bang Big Brother 5 cast member Jase. Most recently, the blog points out that, over the past two weeks, “both FOX and NBC have managed to air reruns of hit shows WILL & GRACE and ARRESTED DEVELOPEMENT which show Jase, not as just a ‘working actor’ as he claims on BB5, but rather as Hollywood’s go to gay guy extra.” Jase’s latest appearance, on FOX’s Arrested Development, found him as “an extra in the group of ‘Gay Male Strippers’ trying to teach a boy a lesson.” Previously, TVGasm has collected footage of Jase, and speculated about Jase and Scott’s relationship. All of this is either ironic in light of the fact that some say Jase has “been particularly insensitive towards” openly gay cast member Will, or just hysterically obsessive on TVGasm’s part.

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.