Heidi Montag will “now become a full time motion picture actress” and a screenwriter

With the news that MTV has cancelled/is ending The Hills, one of its stars has announced her post-fake life plans: Heidi Montag will become an actor.

“I’m so excited The Hills is finally over and I can now become a full time motion picture actress,” she told People. “There is no better training [for an actor] than being in front of the cameras 24-7.”

Learning how to act might help, but that will be especially challenging with her newly immobile face. (Heidi is convinced she knows how to act because she appeared in a not very funny Funny or Die skit.)

But wait, it gets better: She also thinks she can write screenplays. “I am making the first 3-D beach comedy about a shark that attacks a small beach town and I save the day with my 3-D boobs. I’ve even written a role for Dolly Parton to play the town mayor” she said.

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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.


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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.