Ikaika on the members of O-Town: “There was just no love there.”

Ikaika on the members of O-Town: “There was just no love there.”
Ikaika Kahoano, who left the Making the Band group after being “recalled” by his family, formed LMNT three months after leaving O-Town along with O-Town rejects Bryan Chan and Mike Miller. Ikaika tells the Honolulu Star-Bulletin that being on the show was “a wack, ugly situation,” and says that while things are “cool with them now,” after he left the show he was “bitter about the whole O-Town experience. I just didn’t get along with the other guys in that group. I didn’t respect them both on a musical and personal level. There was just no love there.” He also says two friends helped him “realize that I have this God-given talent, even though my parents tried to push me away from the entertainment life they had.”

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.