Doug and Laurie making over Matt and Katie’s offices on The Today Show.

Doug and Laurie making over Matt and Katie’s offices on The Today Show.
Trading Spaces designers are returning NBC’s Today Show, but this time they’re there to do damage. Designers Doug and Laurie are helping hosts Matt Lauer and Katie Couric redecorate each others’ offices; the new offices will be revealed Friday. WLBT reports that Laurie is aiming “to create a space for her that first of all is organized, so organized, but also has the warmth that you want.”
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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.

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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.