Kevin Powell punches and bites writer.

Kevin Powell punches and bites writer.
Original Real World cast member Kevin Powell is apparently still just as angry as the reality TV archetype (which he helped to create) suggests he is. According to Page Six, “Stuff magazine contributor Bart Graham claims Powell sucker-punched him in the face after the two argued about a mutual female friend” earlier this week. The writer tried to leave but Kevin “confronted him again”; Graham says, “This time I grabbed him by his throat and threw him on the ground.” That’s when Kevin “crawled over and bit me in the shin.” Maybe he should have tried that move 12 years ago during his infamous fight with fellow cast member Julie.

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.