Audrina Patridge out of DWTS but gets her own VH1 series

Dancing with the Stars dumped former The Hills star Audrina Patridge from the show last night, but she’ll soon be on another network in her own show. Audrina went home despite having the second-highest scores from the judges, while low-scorers Kurt Warner and Bristol Palin were both declared safe first.

But there’s good news for Audrina today: her Mark Burnett-produced docudrama that will follow her life has been picked up by VH1. It was first announced in March, and now, VH1 has picked it up. Deadline reports that “The still untitled project, whose order is expected to be in the 8-10 episode range, will document Patridge’s life with her family as she tries to navigate the world of fame and celebrity in Hollywood.”

Audrina Patridge To Star In VH1 Reality Series Produced By Mark Burnett [Deadline]

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.