Which Real World star was advertising for men to have sex with her in a porno?

Last week, we learned of a Craigslist ad seeking 30 men to have sex with a female Real World alumnae. With little information about this cast member’s identity, the guessing has been rampant. The ad has since been deleted, but considering what media whores these people can be, it’s not exactly an unlikely scenario.

While I hate blind items, with all their moronic double-entendre and incomprehensible vagueness, I’m also not in the business of libeling someone, especially when I’ve received no verifiable information. Thus, I’m not naming names, but I have heard one name mentioned more than once.

Here’s the clue to those rumors: The former cast member in question is 22 years old. If you limit your search to, say, the last few seasons (because older seasons have older cast members), focus on the age, and think about who they are, you’ll find the person.

Although this vaguness is annoying, I realize, I’m mostly posting this to stop the big rumors: For the love of all things Trishelle, The Real World Chicago‘s Tonya is 25, and Real World Las Vegas‘ Trishelle is 26, so those of you who insist it’s one of them, stop it, you mathematically challenged twits. And anyway, Trishelle and Tonya only take off their clothes for Playboy.

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.