Rosie O’Donnell verbally castrates Boogie on The View

Watching Mike “Boogie” Malin receive $500,000 might not have been all that exciting. But watching Rosie O’Donnell rip Mike on The View provided at least some consolation, especially since she actually seemed to be a fan of the show. Besides refusing to sit next to him (all in her sort of playful Rosie way), she mocked Will and Boogie’s “little 12-year-old” telephone routine (which, naturally, Elisabeth Hasselbeck said was funny). The audience also seems to hate him, not that he really cares. After all, he has half a million dollars and a bunch of restaurants co-owned by celebrities.

Anyway, here Mike’s seven and a half minutes of humiliation, which includes Rosie challenging Janelle and Erika about why they didn’t band together earlier:

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.