Road Rules’ Jake blogs about getting robbed, posts picture of his penis.

Road Rules’ Jake blogs about getting robbed, posts picture of his penis.
Blog Curbed has been following the story of a guy who was mugged and then posted signs asking his robber to call him to “make a deal.” It turns out that the guy is former Road Rules cast member and FHM editor-at-large Jake Bronstein. On his blog, where he’s also posted a picture of his penis as part of a story about masturbating with glittery moisturizer, Jake’s latest update says the mugger actually called him back. And he tells Curbed that, despite some readers’ skepticism, the “my robbery is for real (I’ve even got the police report number).”

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.