wrapped naked in a flag, Reichen says, “I don’t believe that I’m good looking.”

wrapped naked in a flag, Reichen says, “I don’t believe that I’m good looking.”
Naked and wrapped in an American flag, The Amazing Race 4 winners Chip Arndt and Reichen Lehmkuhl appear on the cover of The Advocate this week. Reichen talks about his childhood and says he’s now “very insecure. I don’t believe that I’m good looking.” They also talk about their experiences on their show and about their relationship, which recently ended. Chip says, “We were at a stage in our lives where working things through was more anxiety ridden and hurtful to each other than just saying let’s go our separate ways, who knows what happens in three or five or six years down the line.”

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.