Jon Gosselin wants to quit his TLC show to find a job “instead of the nightmare I’m living”

One-tenth of Jon & Kate Plus Eight wants to quit the TLC show, although I guess no one’s ever asked 8/10ths of the show what they think about it, so perhaps that number is higher.

Anyway: Jon Gosselin told Us Weekly, “I wish I had a 9 to 5 job instead of the nightmare I’m living. This is 24/7. I don’t even want to do taping for the show anymore. … Ihave two houses and eight children to take care of and I need to work.”

Ironically, the most recent rumors about Jon have been about him starring in his own reality show called Divorced Dad’s Club, so hopefully this–and his lies lies lies lies t-shirt–are confirmation that he doesn’t want to do more TV.

Jon Gosselin: “I Don’t Want” to Tape Jon & Kate “Anymore” [Us Weekly]

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.