Chip, Reichen win Amazing Race 4.

Chip, Reichen win Amazing Race 4.

The summer of gay TV continued as Reichen and Chip won The Amazing Race 4, becoming the first gay couple to do so. The married pair came in ahead of Kelly and Jon, who missed a connecting flight in Tokyo and fell 70 minutes behind.

The race concluded at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona. Despite their first-place start on the final leg, David and Jeff fell behind by getting on a bad flight to Hawaii, and were notified the race was over once they arrived on the island.

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.