only interviews will be added to Britney and Kevin’s “shaky” home video footage.

only interviews will be added to Britney and Kevin’s “shaky” home video footage.
UPN’s Britney and Kevin: Chaotic kicks off on Tuesday, and it will feature mostly home video footage shot by the couple. Rumored footage that will be shot by producers will only consist of interviews. As USA TODAY reports, “though 90% of the show is culled from the couple’s footage, UPN shot interviews with Spears and Federline, separately and together, to stitch together the chronological story.” Executive producer Susan Zirinsky says that the home video footage isn’t the best quality: “Some of it’s really shaky.” The series kicks off “with a one-hour episode Tuesday,” USA TODAY reports, and “the series will air half-hour editions for three weeks before wrapping up with an hour-long finale planned for June 14. The episodes will repeat on either MTV or VH1 a week after their UPN run.”

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.

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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.