Reality TV judge Emmy won’t be given this year

Last fall, the Academy of Television Arts and Science’s president said they’d create an Emmy for reality TV judges for the next award ceremony. But now, another Academy official said that new category won’t be added in time for this year’s nominations and Emmys.

The Los Angeles Times reported that “TV academy awards chief John Leverence” said “that the new Emmy Award isn’t ready to go this year.”

Nominations for this year’s Emmys, including the second reality TV host award, will be announced July 16.

‘American Idol’ judges can’t win an Emmy! [Los Angeles Times]

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John Rocker

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Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.