Adria breaks tie by booting Will; America’s choice involves CBS soap opera.

Adria breaks tie by booting Will; America’s choice involves CBS soap opera.
Will was voted out of the Big Brother 5 house last night by the HOH who put him up for eviction: Adria. She broke a tie vote by, as puts it, “flipp[ing] a coin in her head and Will got the wrong side.” Earlier, she was shocked that “stabbing two different people in the back could possibly make her into a target.” Will refused to hug her goodbye and said, “If karma is a boomerang, I’ll see you sooner rather than later.” He’ll be the first member of the jury. Meanwhile, fresh off of shamelessly whoring a fellow Viacom company’s crappy film (Defamer has the details of this “shitergy” and the story of how the houseguest’s true reaction to the film was handled by the always-ethical producers), CBS is now giving the houseguests the prize of a lifetime. The America’s Choice Poll will let us decide which houseguest gets to be on an episode of The Young and the Restless, which coincidentally airs on CBS. The crew at TVGasm is campaigning/begging for America to select Cowboy/Michael. And their rationale is pretty persuasive: “Imagine the wonderful, beautiful magical world of the soap opera; soft lenses, blurry flowers, bad piano music, and this guy…I mean look at his freakin photo.”

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.