Surreal Life 8 reportedly includes Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Phil Hellmuth, Peter Steele, Tina Jordan

A report yesterday suggested that wrestler Randy “Macho Man” Savage, poker player Phil Hellmuth, Type O Negative’s Peter Steele, and Playmate Tina Jordan are members of the cast for the next season of The Surreal Life, according to an interview with Hellmuth on Sirius radio reported by PWTorch.com.

reality blurred has also heard unconfirmed rumors that comedian Carrot Top, actor Dabney Coleman, and a member of the Blue Man Group are also members of the new cast, with emphasis on the “unconfirmed rumors” part.

An all-star season titled The Surreal Life: Fame Games, was already filmed in March, so this report apparently refers to The Surreal Life 8, which has not yet been officially announced.

ETC. Newswire: Sirius radio interview says Randy Savage to be on Surreal Life [PWTorch.com]

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.