What UPN’s Britney and Kevin taught us.

UPN’s Britney and Kevin: Chaotic is now over, and somehow, life must go on. USA TODAY’s Alison Maxwell recaps the stunning revelations you missed if you missed last night’s season finale. Among them:

  • “The wedding had shock value” because, as Kevin Federline explained, using his vast knowledge of popular culture to help craft a metaphor, “Everyone thought they were being Punk’d.”
  • Kevin Federline not only smells, he sweats a lot. that He told us that “his palms and feet are sweaty” as he was waiting to get married.
  • Kevin had to put his relatives in their place when he saw his bride in her wedding dress: “I had to slap all of my relatives in the mouth because their jaw was on the floor,” he said.
‘Chaotic': Britney’s happily-ever-after [USA TODAY]

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.