Heidi: “I’m still happy to be on this show with” Lauren

Heidi Montag says that despite her feud with Lauren Conrad, she likes being on the show–which is kind of obvious, considering that she wouldn’t be on the cover of a magazine, nor would anyone care who she is, unless she was on The Hills.

“Every character plays a unique role and makes his or her own contribution. Even though Lauren and I aren’t getting along, I’m still happy to be on this show with her,” Heidi told CosmoGirl, according to People magazine.

Heidi also says that she’s annoyed by the way Lauren comes off as the good one. “I just have to accept that Lauren will never be seen in a bad light. … They don’t show the footage of how Lauren was sort of obsessed with [fiance Spencer Pratt], or how she called my mom in Colorado and told her I was involved in an abusive relationship, or how she would scream at me in the middle of the club if I wanted to leave … to go see Spencer,” Heidi told CosmoGirl.

Heidi also says that her own portrayal is sometimes accurate: “some of it is true but some of it is a character that they have created.”

Heidi Montag: Lauren Is Not Such a Good Girl [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.

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.