Big Brother 2’s Kent organizing cruise; Chilltown counters with their own cruise.

Big Brother 2’s Kent organizing cruise; Chilltown counters with their own cruise.
Big Brother 2‘s Kent, Bunky, Sheryl and Autumn will be on board a Carnival cruise ship for seven days next Nov. as part of Reality on the High Seas. Not to be outdone, Mike “Boogie” Malin, who still refers to himself as a part of “Chilltown” seven months after the show ended, reports to BigBrother2Live.com that they’re organizing a cruise that “will be 15-20% cheaper.” Mike says his cruise will feature Survivor Africa winner Ethan along with other Survivor cast members and even a bachelorette from The Bachelor. On the site’s message board (read under “Mike Boogie Update”), Kent says that Mike, Shannon and Will won’t participate in his cruise because they wanted to be paid to go on it. Finally, Mike also has stunning news: He and Krista broke up.

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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