Real World Philly’s Landon was arrested for “harassment of police animal.”

Real World Philly’s Landon was arrested for “harassment of police animal.”
Finally: A report on drunken behavior resulting in an arrest by one of the new The Real World Philadelphia cast members. Landon Lueck was arrested two years ago for “harassment of police animal.” In Madison, Wisconsin, Landon drunkenly fought a police horse that was being used to try to guide him out of the stadium; the police report said Landon did “unlawfully and intentionally strike, shove, or otherwise subject an animal used by a law enforcement agency to physical contact.” As usual, we’ve learned of this from The Smoking Gun, which has his mug shot and the full police report. The site reports that Landon “was placed in a ‘deferred prosecution/first offender program’ after pleading guilty last March.”

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.

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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.