Hera says Victoria “gives as much as she gets,” and what we “don’t see that.”

Hera says Victoria “gives as much as she gets,” and what we “don’t see that.”
Jonathan Baker has a defender: fellow The Amazing Race 6 teammate Hera McLeod, who was eliminated this week along with her father, Gus. While Hera tells the AP that she “was shocked to see how they [Victoria and Jonathan] interacted with each other on television,” she says that “That’s not the Jonathan and Victoria I saw most of the time. She gives as much as she gets. You just don’t see that, which is a shame.” So has that which we’ve seen been unreal? Have the editors been manipulating us? Or is someone doing damage control because Jonathan and Victoria actually win, thus forcing all of us Race fans to bury our faces in our hands and rock back and forth like babies and say “no no no no” and wish that that shrieking twit Flo would win eight thousand more times instead of subjecting us to this utterly disappointing and crushing travesty?

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.