Paris and Nicole will each be on The Simple Life 4

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie have both been confirmed for The Simple Life 4, even though they’re not speaking to each other.

Reports that FOX would shoot the series as two separate parts seem plausible, as FOX’s Peter Liguori confirmed that the two aren’t talking to each other. According to the AP, he told TV critics that they’ll figure out what to do “when we sit down, come up with a concept and talk to them. Both have been picked up, both will be ready for work, and we’ll work with it.”

Liguori also said that Kimberly Stewart, daughter of Rod, won’t be a part, as Paris has suggested in the past.

Fox: Hilton, Richie back on ‘Simple Life’ [AP]

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.