purple fireplace homeowners redid their room despite happy reaction.

purple fireplace homeowners redid their room despite happy reaction.
The homeowners from Saturday’s Las Vegas: Woodmore Street episode of Trading Spaces had “positive reactions on camera” to Gen’s redesign of their living room and gigantic tiered fireplace. However, as homeowner Samm writes on the TLC message board, “Kenny and I HATED the room! … I guess our true reactions didn’t come out!” They’ve “just about finished re-redoing the room” and say Gen “really … missed the mark on this one.” The post offers detailed criticism of the rooms elements and revealed that most of the items ended up in the trash.

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.