Kelly Killoren Bensimon creates her own anti-bullying PSA

Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Killoren Bensimon has created her own PSA to speak out against “systematic bullying.”

She’s referencing her bizarre meltdown, and in the YouTube video, she says, “I just wanted to clear the air.” But of course, she does no such thing, and instead just says that “the most important thing that happened is one thing that I realized: systematic bullying is never okay, four against one is never okay.”

Of course bullying is never okay, but by creating this video, Kelly casts herself as the victim, and the footage in the episodes clearly shows she gives as much as she gets, if not more so. The real question is whether this a strategic argument or another demonstration of the odd behavior we saw, including her denial of her own contributions to the arguments.

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.