does the Queer Eye treatment work?

does the Queer Eye treatment work?
At the end of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy episodes, the straight men clearly appear to be transformed, at least physically and environmentally. But does that stick? Newsday checks in with three of the straight guys: episode two’s Adam Zalta, episode three’s Tom Kaden, and episode six’s Vincent Taylor. The findings: Most have retained most of their makeovers, although Kaden seems to have slipped a bit. Zalta says the Fab Five “opened my eyes. They didn’t hold back. The show showed me how sloppy I was–and you don’t realize how bad you are until you see yourself on TV.”

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.

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.