Scott says, “That was me on TV and that was me playing the game–that is not me.”

Scott says, “That was me on TV and that was me playing the game–that is not me.”
Evicted Big Brother 5 horseman Scott drags out the predictable defense of his in-house behavior, saying his mother was shocked by his behavior “because that’s not me. That was me on TV and that was me playing the game — that is not me. I’m a courteous, respectful guy, and very well mannered. I treat people right, the way they should be treated. I think that’s why she was so surprised.” She might have also been surprised by his naked photo shoot, which TV Guide didn’t ask him about, but which he probably would have defended like this: “That was me in Playgirl and that was me naked in front of camera–that is not my penis.”

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.