first single from Popstars 2 group available online for free starting today; group’s name is probably Scene 23.

first single from Popstars 2 group available online for free starting today; group’s name is probably Scene 23.
The group officially doesn’t have a name yet, but the Popstars 2 group’s first single is available for download at Netscape.com starting today. At the same place where you can watch the entire O-Town DVD in streaming video, download a copy of “I Really Don’t Think So.” The file is free, but it’s in “protected” WMA format.
+ update: A reader in Mass. noticed that the file name for the song includes “Scene 23.” Could this be the as-yet-unveiled name of the new group? Judging by this list of upcoming CD releases in Canada, which includes “Scene 23″ as the artists name for the forthcoming Popstars 2 album, “Scene 23″ is probably their name.

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.