The City is not cancelled, Whitney Port says

Whitney Port has taken to the internet to assure worried fans that her fake MTV reality series, The City, has not been cancelled. Fashionista reported an unsourced rumor “that MTV has canceled (seemingly) successful scripted reality series The City” after this season.

In her post, which is preceded by a giant picture of her because that’s obviously more important than the text and also necessary on her own blog to remind people who is actually writing text that sounds suspiciously like a publicist’s plea to watch a series, Whitney wrote,

“I want to clear the air and let you all know that the rumors that have been circulating about The City being canceled are NOT true! When I checked my Twitter and Facebook pages this morning, I was overwhelmed with your kind words and support. I am 100% committed to the show and thank you all for being the best fans! Now, let’s show our love for The City and rock this week!!! Tune in tomorrow night LIVE to MTV @10:30.”

Rumor: MTV Has Canceled The City [Fashionista]
The Rumors are FALSE! [Celebuzz]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

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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.