Bachelor Alex Michel applied for, rejected from Survivor Marquesas because he was “too effeminate.”

Bachelor Alex Michel applied for, rejected from Survivor Marquesas because he was “too effeminate.”
SurvivorNews.net reports on an overheard conversation between Survivor Marquesas stars John, Neleh and Zoe. According to it, The Bachelor‘s Alex Michel was one of the 48 finalists for Survivor Marquesas, but “sources say Alex was rejected as ‘too effeminate’ for the show, leaving the openly-gay Carroll as the next in line for that particular Survivor 4 slot,” the site reports. It also says that “John Carroll’s gaydar exploded” upon seeing Alex for the first time.

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.