Jason Wahler enters rehab after making a deal with prosecutors

After being arrested multiple times this past year, Laguna Beach star Jason Wahler has–what else?–entered rehab.

A family member tells People magazine that he is “in rehab, and he’s getting help. He’s doing well, and he’s going to be a new man. There was a deal made [with prosecutors],” she said.

That deal means his 60-day “jail sentence has been suspended for now. But we’ll be informing the court of Wahler’s latest arrest in Seattle at his next progress report hearing on June 8,” L.A. City Attorney spokesperson Frank Mateljan told People.

Jason’s most recent arrest was in early April, and he used racial and homophobic slurs against the arresting officer. People says a conviction in Seattle would mean he “could be found in violation of probation in L.A., which could result in even more jail time.”

The Hills’ Jason Wahler Is in Rehab [People]

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.