Danielle Staub, Jake Pavelka, Heidi Montag filming a reality show together (really)

Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Danielle Staub, Bachelor jerk Jake Pavelka, and The Hills villain Heidi Montag are filming a new reality show, one that is is perhaps about hated and reviled reality TV show cast members.

The Daily Mail has photos and reports that they “have all united for a new reality show, the details of which are yet to be revealed” and “were spotted filming in Los Angeles today.”

Jake confirmed that he was filming a show, and even photographed the paparazzi who took pictures of them. Sunday, Heidi said she was filming a show at Geisha House, a sushi bar in Hollywood. And Danielle confirmed it, too, after earlier suggesting she won’t return to RHONJ.

While I have no actual desire to watch any of them again, there is something oddly fascinating about the potential for them as a group–particularly if their presence in the same space opens up a black hole and sucks them all in.

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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.