cop’s Queer Eye appearance questioned by Port Authority, then okayed.

cop’s Queer Eye appearance questioned by Port Authority, then okayed.
A Port Authority cop’s appearance on Tuesday’s episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was problematic because he “never got permission to be identified as a PA cop and should not have allowed a civilian to wear his uniform,” the New York Daily News reports. It quotes a Port Authority spokesperson, who said, “We are looking into the matter.” However, The Advocate quotes another Port Authority spokesperson who said, “Our police superintendent watched the show and enjoyed it thoroughly. … The officer did this on his own time. We have no issue with this.” The New York Post disses its rival paper, saying “when scoop-starved editors at the Daily News get desperate for an exclusive, they simply make one up.”
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The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.