Scott voted out of Big Brother 5 house; house guests don’t freak about twins.

Scott voted out of Big Brother 5 house; house guests don’t freak about twins.
The Four Horsemen on Big Brother 5 are just three now, as one-time Playgirl model Scott was voted off the show by a vote of 4 to 3 during last night’s episode. Also last night, Natalie joined her twin Adria in the house. This occurred after Scott left, although he proclaimed, “I knew that.” Zap2it.com’s recap says that the big revelation led to “much squealing” and “much emotion.” The most dramatic reaction may have come from Julie Chen, who, being “[u]nable to deal with the genuine and unstructured emotions,” kept “trying to inject herself into the moment.”

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.