movie developed for Kelly, Justin; are they dating?; Simon’s dating a porn star.

movie developed for Kelly, Justin; are they dating?; Simon’s dating a porn star.
Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini will star in a movie that “will mix elements of the duo’s real-life adventures with scripted shenanigans,” Variety reports. … Are Kelly and Justin an item? Maybe not–“yet.” According to TV Guide, during Kelly’s appearance on The Today Show Friday morning, she responded to a fan’s question about a possible relationship by saying, “We’re just friends. Nothing like that… yet.” … Page Six reports that Simon Cowell is dating a 23-year-old porn star whose credits include “Ally McSqueal” and who says she “only [does] girl-on-girl action” in her movies. … The New York Post also reports in its gossip pages that Ryan Starr is talking to labels, and R.J. Helton says he’s talking to Christian music labels.

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.

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.