reality blurred joining Federated Media; please tell them a little about yourself

In non-reality TV news, reality blurred has been invited to join Federated Media, an organization that says its mission is to “support independent website authors and audiences, by connecting them to marketers in an ongoing and robust conversation that feeds everyone involved.”

In other words, they’re my new pimp. Seriously, I’m thrilled to be in such honorable company.

Advertising helps me keep the site running and pay my cable bill, and in order to convince advertisers that their money is well-spent trying to woo you, I need your help. Luckily, that only involves taking a short 20-question survey about something you know a lot about: yourself. You can remain anonymous, of course.

As an added bonus, taking the survey helps you avoid work for at least five more minutes. What are you waiting for?

And thanks, as always, for reading.

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.