Survivor casting rejects man who walked 2,200 miles to deliver his video

Greg Insco walked 2,200 miles from Cincinnati to Los Angeles in order to hand-deliver his Survivor video to casting director Lynne Spillman, and then he was rejected for being “too nice.” I’d make fun of him except it’s hard to mock someone who’s growing his hair out only so he can donate something to Locks of Love, and is hitchhiking his way back having refused offers for plane tickets to return home because he’d rather people give the money to charity. Despite being rejected, he’s still upbeat and says he has a plan B. Maybe that involves using something called the United States Postal Service.

Put Greg on Survivor
Sorry, you’re too nice for ‘Survivor’ [Cincinnati Enquirer]

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.