I’m a Celebrity cast includes Melissa Rivers and Tyson Beckford; will air live.

I’m a Celebrity cast includes Melissa Rivers and Tyson Beckford; will air live.
ABC won the legal challenge by Survivor producers and can now air I’m a Celebrity–Get Me Out of Here, so today the network announced the show’s cast: Tyson Beckford, Julie Brown, Bruce Jenner, Robin Leach, Melissa Rivers, Alana Stewart, and Stuttering John. They’ll live in the Australian rainforest for 15 days while the show airs live this February; ABC says the live broadcast over “15 consecutive nights” is “unprecedented.” Viewers will be able to vote via phone to force celebrities to participate in challenges and, “[i]n the final week, viewers vote to keep their favorite contestant in the camp.”

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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