LA Times files petition to disclose results of Next Great Champ, Contender boxing matches.

LA Times files petition to disclose results of Next Great Champ, Contender boxing matches.
The LA Times wants to know who won The Next Great Champ and The Contender, and they’re petitioning the California State Athletic Commission under the California Public Records Act to have the results of the show’s boxing matches revealed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The shows have received a waiver allowing them to withhold the fight results, which otherwise would have to be disclosed immediately under California law along with such facts as the contestants, attendance, location and purse size.” While the newspaper didn’t comment, its filing says that the “petition should be granted so that the public can see whether the State Athletic Commission put the interests of boxing promoters and reality TV shows over the interests of the public.”

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.

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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.