new Growing up Gotti season will air in January; Gotti brothers deny harassing girl.

new Growing up Gotti season will air in January; Gotti brothers deny harassing girl.
Growing up Gotti‘s Victoria says that, contrary to a report, that her sons didn’t harass a girl at the mall. She tells Extra, “There was no pinching anyone’s butt. There was no disrespecting his daughter. They both admitted that my son doesn’t even know his daughter. My son said I’ve never seen the girl a day in my life. I couldn’t tell you who she was right now.” She says that the boy who kicked her son’s asses called to apologize–perhaps after he learned who exactly he’d just beaten up? Of Page Six, the New York Post’s gossip page that first reported the alleged assault, Carmine says, “Why don’t they get the real story straight? The guy even admitted on the phone.” Meanwhile, a new season of Growing up Gotti will return to A&E on January 10.
+ also: “Hotti Gotti Girls Club” searching for the “Ultimate Gotti Girl.”

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.