Lil’ Kim is being filmed for a reality show before going to prison

USA TODAY asks, “Who will be the next big reality star?” Specifically, the paper wonders which celebrity will be next to get a boost after appearing on their own reality show.

The answer may be Lil’ Kim, who is taping her own reality series before heading to prison for a year. (She starts serving her sentence Monday.) Lil’ Kim Goes to the Big House “will feature Kim as she prepares for jail, all the while hyping her forthcoming album, ‘The Naked Truth,’ remodeling her home, and co-hosting a party with Marc Jacobs during New York Fashion Week,” Variety reports.

“At least five networks have expressed interest in acquiring the finished product”, Variety says, although it doesn’t reveal which networks.

Inside Move: Rapper is ripe for reality [Variety]

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.