Spencer Pratt can’t talk after biting his own tongue

Spencer Pratt bit his own tongue while playing with his dog, and had to get stitches, he revealed on Twitter, complete with photographic evidence. His tongue now has an indent in it.

TMZ reports that Spencer “hasn’t been able to talk the past few days and sees it ‘as a sign from God that he needs to continue to keep his mouth shut in 2010.'”

If there is a god that makes these kinds of decisions, Roger Ebert would be able to speak, and Spencer wouldn’t be bitching about a temporary injury. But the universe isn’t just, alas.

By the way, if you haven’t read Esquire’s stunning profile of Ebert yet, you must. A remarkable story and a remarkable human being.

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.