Jersey Shore cast reenacts Twilight

After reenacting scenes from Oscar-nominated films such as Hurt Locker and Avatar, the cast of Jersey Shore has taken on an even bigger film: Twilight. The new movie, Eclipse, opens Wednesday, and the world premiere is tonight in L.A., which is why the world feels a little bit safer: its super-fans have been in line since Monday.

On Jimmy Kimmel Live’s “Twilight: Total Eclipse of the Heart” special Wednesday, the MTV reality show cast did their best in the roles usually occupied by Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and others. Their acting, besides being self-deprecating, isn’t too bad, with one notable exception.

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.