Real World returning to San Diego for its 26th season

The Real World‘s 26th season will be filmed in San Diego, a city that has previously hosted the MTV reality show. That would follow a trend of the show returning to cities its used before–New Orleans, Las Vegas, and now San Diego–which the show’s creator said is because the series ran out of cities with “fantasy appeal.”

If the report holds up, the cast members’ house will be on the beach: 5212 Chelsea Street in San Diego. A moving company’s blog post said the company moved an unamed celebrity from his house because it will be used by the series. Titan Movers says that “the owner didn’t want any of his valuables destroyed by the Real World’s notoriously wreckless cast members.” However, he did “let us take professional photos of the inside of his house so that we could use the photographs to promote our moving company.”

The Real World stalking sleuths at Vevmo have other photos from real estate listings and first noticed the moving company’s post, and found the house’s street address. The photos show a spectacular eight-bedroom house that has a tennis court on its roof and a pool, spa, and sauna–and is on the beach.

Rental listings have been removed, but a Google cache copy says that it was being leased for $50,000.

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.

about the writer

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.