Vern has “not yet” apologized to Amy Wynn for the final episode blow-up.

Vern has “not yet” apologized to Amy Wynn for the final episode blow-up.
In the final episode of Trading Spaces second season, designer Vern Yip got rather upset with Amy Wynn after two carpentry projects didn’t go as planned, and said to Paige, “You like that? Installed by our lovely carpenter.” Later he commented that something else “is not a viable and workable solution,” and also said, “Maybe next season I’ll come back as a carpenter. What do you think about that?” In an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News, Amy Wynn says, “Vern was very harsh, [but] we were all under a lot of stress,” adding that he has “not yet” apologized. “I actually have not seen him since it aired. So I’m hoping that maybe when I see him, we can talk about that,” she says.

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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