Jersey Shore house for rent: $1,800 a night

If you’d like to swim in the same hot tub waters that Snooki and The Situation made out in, you can, for just $1,800 a night.

The Seaside Heights, New Jersey, house that was used for production of the first season is now for rent to the general public. The real estate listing says it has three-car parking, six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two floors, which will provide a “once in a life time opportunity to have your Graduation, Sweet Sixteen, Bachelor or Birthday party in one of the hottest properties on the East Coast.”

Real estate broker Michael Loundy told the New York Times that you can’t see the house without signing a lease, because “All we’d be doing all day is giving tours. For us, it’s all about business.” However, the house does have its own Facebook fan page.

In an chart, the paper compares the house to another former reality TV location that the public can rent, The Real World Las Vegas$2 million suite at the Palms casino. That location hosted both Trishelle and later was used by Britney Spears the first time she got married.

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.