Kimberly Caldwell gets job with FOX Sports Net; tour dates announced.

Kimberly Caldwell gets job with FOX Sports Net; tour dates announced.
American Idol 2‘s Kimberly Caldwell has landed a post-show job: she will debut this weekend as “an entertainment correspondent on the extreme sports show ‘54321’” on FOX Sports Net, reports. Kimberly says that “[t]o go from singing in front of millions of people, to interviewing movie stars on the red carpet, is a dream come true.” Meanwhile, unnamed finalists will hit the road for a two-and-a-half month tour starting July 8 and ending Aug. 31. Tour dates and locations have been announced and tickets will go on sale May 15, but both venues and performers remain unknown now.
+ also: Ruben was in the bottom two, but Trenyce was eliminated.

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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