Chase says editing faked his immunity challenge loss

On Survivor Nicaragua last night, Chase Rice was one of the last two people left in the endurance immunity challenge, at least until he let go of a rope and splashed into a pool, losing to Jane.

But Chase says he didn’t let go on purpose or unintentionally: it was because he was disqualified for an unidentified reason. Chase wrote on Twitter:

“Yea I definitely got disqualified from that challenge…good edit cbs, but I didn’t just let go”

While he doesn’t elaborate, the disqualification probably came from where he put his hands on the rope, since he was moving them a lot toward the end of the challenge.

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.