Kathy Griffin works as Surreal Life 4 cabbie, is getting her own reality series.

Kathy Griffin works as Surreal Life 4 cabbie, is getting her own reality series.
D-list celebrity, Celebrity Mole winner, and uber reality TV fan Kathy Griffin will soon again be a part of that which she mocks. She’s going to have a minor role on The Surreal Life 4, and Bravo is currently taping an Osbournes-style reality series featuring Kathy and her husband, The Canton Repository reports. The series has apparently already started production. (Her stand-up special The D-List also aired on Bravo, and has spawned a DVD, Allegedly, that comes out tomorrow.) Additionally, Kathy will show up on The Surreal Life 4–as the cab driver who picks up the celebs. Of her time driving the cast, she says, “It was insane! I mean, come on. That’s like a gift from God to have a day like that! I can�t say what happened until the show airs, but let me tell you, it was some good eatin'”.

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.