Manhunt’s Jon was “secretly selected as the winner two episodes” before the finale.

Manhunt’s Jon was “secretly selected as the winner two episodes” before the finale.
Manhunt winner Jon Jonsson “learned later that he had been secretly selected as the winner two episodes” before the finale, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. A disclaimer at the end of every episode suggested judges and producers conferred, and Jon says that led to conflict. “Manhunt’ was just a show to exploit all these guys. I’m not afraid to say it–I’m not under Bravo’s contract anymore. Secret battles were going on between IMG and Bravo people over who was going to be eliminated, based on who would make good TV.” Earlier this month, he went “to the Dominican Republic for an Abercrombie & Fitch shoot with renowned fashion photographer Bruce Weber.” Towleroad also discovered that the cast will be in the spring A&F, and also points us to Ron’s new modeling gig–which is very different from his old modeling gig.

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.