bruised Paris Hilton breaks up with Nick Carter, says she is “just playing a role.”

bruised Paris Hilton breaks up with Nick Carter, says she is “just playing a role.”
Just in time for Wednesday’s season finale of The Simple Life 2, Paris Hilton is sporting some ugly bruises. Paris “has been photographed several times in recent days with noticeable bruises on her face and arms,” E! Online reports. E!’s often incoherent gossip maven Ted Casablanca said that “Paris’ friends and family want her to go to the police and press charges against the person responsible. But Paris hasn’t yet made up her mind.” Update: The Superficial has posted photos of what it says are “the marks left by where Nick (allegedly) grabbed her.” More pictures are here. In other, completely unrelated Paris Hilton news (no post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacies will be committed here), Paris broke up with boyfriend and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter last week. And just three weeks ago, Nick had Paris’ name tattooed on his wrist. He doesn’t regret it, though, telling People, “No (I don’t regret it) because I love her. She’ll have a place in my heart, always.” But in comments elsewhere, he seems to be a bit bitter. He also told the magazine, “Our relationship totally was based on distrust. She didn’t trust me. I didn’t trust her.” Meanwhile, The Washington Post interviewed Paris yesterday, and in the piece, Paris addresses her on-screen behavior: “On the TV series I am playing a character, trying to be funny. I’m not like that in real life, I would never screw up all those jobs like that. I am doing it for the entertainment. I am just playing a role.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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.