Real World Key West cast spotted at local bars, reportedly includes two gay cast members

After an all-straight cast in Austin, The Real World has reportedly cast two gay cast members for its Key West season, which is now in production.

Towleroad reports that one of those two cast members is named Tyler, and has a picture of him (apparently he’s the guy on the left). There’s no word about the sex or identity of the second gay cast member.

Meanwhile, if you want to run into the cast and you don’t need want to go to their tanning salon, reality blurred hears that they’re frequently spotted at The Lazy Gecko, Fat Tuesday, and Irish Kevins. An operative also reports that a few weeks ago, cast member Paula danced drunkenly on the bar and was reprimanded by producers.

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.