Jon Dalton says he “didn’t want to make it public, what happened” with Jeff Probst.

Jon Dalton says he “didn’t want to make it public, what happened” with Jeff Probst.
Earlier this year, we learned from Jeff Probst that Jon Dalton, aka “Jonny Fairplay,” is “an absolute jackass whose actions at the Vanuatu finale after-party pissed me off so much that he’s banned from any event that I’m at from now on,” Probst said in Entertainment Weekly. So what happened exactly? Dalton tells the Edmonton Sun, “I didn’t want to make it public, what happened. If he wants to put it out there, I’m more than happy to explain why it’s so personal to him.” Maddeningly, Dalton told the paper what happened, but it refuses to share the details with us. Steve Tilley writes, “since we were unable to contact CBS and Probst’s representatives before deadline to get their side of things, we figure there are some juicy stories that are best left untold, at least in a public forum.”

A report in the Wrestling Observer, however, doesn’t back away from providing the alleged details. It says that “Fariplay is claiming his feud with host Jeff Probst is because Probst was dating Katie Doyle from MTV’s Road Rules and he [Fairplay] stole her away. He claims Probst is now with Julie Berry of Survivor, but that’s his second choice. Whatever.”

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.