Pawn Stars cast member arrested after bar fight, attacking cop

Another reality show cast member has been arrested after an apparent drunken fight, although this one is not an MTV star. Corey Harrison, 27, who’s known as Big Hoss on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars, “was booked into jail at the sheriff’s Big Bear Lake station on suspicion of battery and resisting arrest,” KTLA reports.

Late Sunday, police “were called after Harrison and another customer reportedly got into an argument. When a deputy arrived, Harrison attacked the deputy and a security guard at the bar, according to San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Arden Wiltshire.”

The spokesperson said he was released: “We did hold him for a couple hours to let him sober up and then we released him. That’s standard procedure for us.”

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.

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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.