Jeff Probst marries Russell, Lisa Ann

Survivor host Jeff Probst has gotten married to someone named Russell, but it is not, thankfully, Russell Hantz, even though Probst’s love for the man is never-ending. The marriage was actually between Probst and Lisa Ann Russell, an actor who was previously married to Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

They were married Tuesday, People reports, calling it “an intimate ceremony at a private Los Angeles residence.” The magazine has a photo of the couple looking very happy. They’ve been dating since last summer.

Probst was previously in a relationship with Survivor Vanuatu contestant Julie Berry, but they broke up in 2008.

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.