Andy Cohen assaulted, sort of, by a Housewife during reunion

Next week’s Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion features physical violence involving Teresa Guiduce, who throws both pillows and host Andy Cohen. During a brief moment in the preview below, you can see her shove him backwards into his chair. Who knew reading awful questions from viewers could be such a dangerous job?

The rest of the reunion looks like it will involve the other women screaming at Danielle Staub, and/or chasing after her, causing Andy Cohen to have to restrain at least one of them.

It airs Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, and may just make up for this relatively boring season. Even in Bravo’s crappy video viewer, the preview looks intense:

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.