AI movie delayed; Ryan gets a talk show; Simon will appear in wax.

AI movie delayed; Ryan gets a talk show; Simon will appear in wax.
Justin and Kelly have to wait for their movie star. The debut of From Justin to Kelly has been pushed back to June 13, TV Guide reports. … American Idol 2 host Ryan Seacrest won’t disappear from TV when the show concludes; he’s getting his own half-hour talk show. He’ll interview celebrities on the show, but other than that detail, not much is known; it may be a daytime show or an evening show, and no debut date has been set. … Simon Cowell will have his look immortalized in wax. Simon’s wax likeness will appear at Madame Tussauds in London this summer. He did three sittings for the artists, The New York Post reports, and the exhibit will include recordings of him insulting contestants.

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.