CBS denies Wanda’s model cast claim.

CBS denies Wanda’s model cast claim.
Wanda’s claim that CBS cast seven Survivor Palau contestants from modeling agencies has been denied by the network. Wanda told TVGuide.com that some cast members shared that they had not applied for the show; “Out of the 20 people that were originally cast, they cut seven and put pretty people from modeling agencies in instead,” she said. However, a spokesperson told Reality TV World, “Wanda’s allegation is simply untrue. I spoke with casting and not ONE modeling agency was contacted.” Ah, carefully phrased. Maybe not one, but seven?

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.