Paris in Simple Life 3 “discussions,” was in Florida for two of the three hurricanes.

Paris in Simple Life 3 “discussions,” was in Florida for two of the three hurricanes.
Paris Hilton is “currently in creative discussions with Fox and Bunim/Murray” over The Simple Life. What does that mean, exactly? Who knows, and who cares. What’s really interesting about this report from The Hollywood Reporter is that those of us in Florida may finally have a reason why our state is magnetically attracting an unprecedented number of hurricanes. While we just assumed God was trying to destroy the state before November so we couldn’t screw up the election again, there may be another reason: Paris is here. She’s filming a movie in Miami (not yet another sex tape, an actual film), and THR says she evacuated to Orlando. Additionally, Paris is “planning a string of nightclubs called Club Paris, the first set to debut in Orlando.” That’s exactly where Jeanne, our latest hurricane, headed over the weekend, arriving on land in the exact same Central Florida spot as Hurricane Frances, which came on shore weeks earlier–when Paris was also here. And less than six weeks ago, Charley stormed through the state and hit Orlando, too. Coincidence? I think not.

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.