Big Brother 13 as a watchable four minute movie trailer

Big Brother 13 has been turned into a movie trailer starring its primary protagonist/antagonist, Brenchel, aka Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas.

Watching this does violate a significant rule of Big Brother, which is my required end-of-season purge of all memories, which is the only thing that permits me to waste three more months the next summer.

Anyway, the video comes via Hamsterwatch, and its creator, Jeremy Woods, says that “Big Brother 13 is my favorite season of Big Brother, because of Brenchel,” and he also calls it “the BEST season of Big Brother.” Big Brother 6 and I would disagree, but one person’s treasure is another person’s trash.

His celebration of the season becomes, for me, the only way I could possibly revisit it: in just over four minutes, with a loud soundtrack drowning out large parts of the stupidity.

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.