Heidi and Spencer working with Mattel on their own Ken and Barbie dolls

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt will become immortalized in plastic when Mattel produces Barbie and Ken versions of The Hills villains/entertainers/”improv TV personalities.”

“We just talked to Mattel yesterday, and we are already working on our own Ken and Barbie,” Spencer told Socialite Life. Heidi said, “I’m waiting for my Barbie Doll. That’s what I want next.” As to its styling and clothing, Heidi said, “I haven’t really thought about it that much, but I’m really excited,” she said.

Millionaires Heidi and Spencer already appear as characters in the boxing video game Facebreaker, so it makes sense that fans will be able to buy little effigies of Heidi and Spencer to, say, slam in car doors or pop in the blender for a little spin.


EXCLUSIVE: Heidi Montag Completing Her Barbie Doll Transformation
[Socialite Life]
Heidi & Spencer Make their Video Game Debut (Exclusive!) [GameDaily]

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.