Brendon and Rachel did not get married

Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas didn’t celebrate Rachel’s Big Brother win by getting married in Las Vegas this past weekend, despite Rachel insisting they would get married.

TMZ reports that Rachel said that because she was drunk (“that was just the alcohol talking”) and now cites ambiguous “sources close to Rachel” who say Rachel and Brendon “have no plans on a quickie wedding, but they do want to settle down in Los Angeles.” More significantly, Rachel plans on “pitching it as a reality show to various production companies and networks in hopes of having it all paid for.”

I have no doubt Rachel would love to have her wedding telecast, but I’m pretty confident she’ll have to settle for being the Pandora’s Box punishment next summer.

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.