Tawny Kitaen charged with cocaine possession

From the Not Really a Surprise Department came news last week that Surreal Life 6 cast member Tawny Kitaen was been charged for cocaine possession. She “is facing one count of possessing a controlled substance after police found 15 grams of cocaine in her apartment,” according to E! Online.

Tawny is “scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 18, [and] is facing up to three years in prison if convicted. But, she can avoid hard time if she qualifies for a drug diversion program and enters rehab, O.C. District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Susan Schroeder said,” according to E!

Her crazy-ass behavior on the show led her castmates to say she was “on” something (Andrea) and to just flat-out accuse her of being a “drug addict” (Maven). Clearly, they weren’t worried about defaming her for good reason.

Tawny Kitaen’s Cocaine Rap [E! Online]

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.