Some cast members of Survivor Guatemala revealed

The search for Survivor Guatemala cast members has revealed some unknown media whores–and two surprises.

Casting news generally isn’t really considered a spoiler, but if you’re easily freaked out, stop reading now.

Because among the people in Guatemala for the taping are Survivor Palau‘s Stephenie LaGrossa and Bobby Jon Drinkard, who were both on the losing Ulong tribe. That’s according to Survivor Phoenix, which has revealed five cast members so far, with varying degrees of specificity.

The Orange County Register reports on these rumors, and notes that “Other Web reports have ‘Survivor: Australian Outback’ castaway Mike Skupin announcing that he had been asked to take part. … What’s not clear is whether past Survivors would simply be tribe members or would take some new role in the show.”

Production began in late June and will reportedly finish August 10.

Survivor 11 – Guatemala [Survivor Phoenix]
‘Survivor’ fans seek clues [The Orange County Register]

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.

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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.