Paris Hilton spotted in NY and LA.

Paris Hilton spotted in NY and LA.
Yesterday, someone with a camera phone snapped a picture of Paris and Nicole embarking on their
Simple Life 3 adventure in New York and sent it to Gawker. Both have fuzzy creatures in tow, which may or may not be traveling with them. To be honest, the picture isn’t really newsworthy, but of course, nothing Paris Hilton actually does is ever really newsworthy; we just all pretend it is. Oddly, on the exact same day, Defamer published a report that Paris was in Hollywood driving a silver Bentley Continental GT “with her head out the window and some chuckle-head pumping his fist out the passenger window.” Hopefully she wasn’t on both coasts at the same time, or else our country is totally screwed.
+ also: Paris and Nicole get into a fight in NY.

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.