Wanda: Shelli comes back on Making the Band; spoilers about who hooks up on Temptation Island.

Wanda: Shelli comes back on Making the Band; spoilers about who hooks up on Temptation Island.
(Warning: don’t click the link unless you don’t want to know details about Temptation Island.) Wanda dishes up gossip about Temptation Island and Making the Band. She reports that Ashley’s ex, Shelli, will be brought back, “because everywhere she went, people were yelling at her, calling her nasty names and throwing things at her.” So the producers wanted to show all of the Shelli haters that she and Ashley are friends. Also, she tells us who really got , and whether or not the couples survive their two weeks on the island.

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.