Rob & Brennan win The Amazing Race.

Rob & Brennan win The Amazing Race.
The first season concluded with a finish that was slight more sad than nail-biting. Separated parents Frank and Margarita were on a train headed toward the finish line, convinced and ecstatic that they were ahead of Rob and Brennan. However, the pair of lawyers were on the train ahead of Frank and Margarita’s, and Rob and Brennan arrived at the finish line with plenty of time to spare, giving them The Amazing Race‘s prize of $1 million. Still in Alaska and behind by 24 hours, Team Guido was notified that Rob and Brennan had crossed the finish line, ending the race.
+ update: trascript and video of the final three teams–and the frat boys–on The Early Show.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.

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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.