Colin on Race producers: “You’d think they’d have some kind of morals.”

Colin on Race producers: “You’d think they’d have some kind of morals.”
Colin Guinn and Christie Woods are continuing their post-Amazing Race 5 face-saving spin. The latest: Colin, a guy who refused to pay a cab driver the agreed-upon fare in Tanzania, says of the alleged distortion of his character via editing, “This kind of thing happened like three times every episode. You’d think they’d have some kind of morals.” The show’s executive producer and creator Bertram van Munster insists that Colin was portrayed accurately: “We’re not showing anything out of context. We’re showing everything chronologically. It’s true cinema verite.” He tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, “We cannot portray them. They can only portray themselves because this is a reality show. What you see is what you get. It is just the way it is.” Colin has a friend in Marshall Hudes, who says that, in public, “The most common thing I felt myself doing was defending Colin and Christie because they’re really not the way they were portrayed on the show. When you take things out of context, they can appear very different than when it really happened.”
+ plus: as Chip and Kim ran to the finish line, the car that van Munster and CBS exec exec Ghen Maynard had arrived in crashed into a river.

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.