gay or straight, “in the end, we’re all just guys,” Queer Eye creator Collins says.

gay or straight, “in the end, we’re all just guys,” Queer Eye creator Collins says.
The creator of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, a high school football and baseball player who came out in college, says that “gay guys and straight guys may do things a little differently in the bedroom, but in the end, we’re all just guys.” Well, yeah, except for the women your show really targets. David Collins, who’s profiled by the New York Times, adds, “Just because you like shoes and hair doesn’t mean you’re gay, and just because you like football doesn’t mean you’re straight.” He calls the Fab Five “the gay superheroes,” and says the show is “about narrative, about what happens in the middle when the Fab Five bond with the straight guy and make him a better straight guy.” He also describes the forthcoming syndicated quasi-spinoff Gal Pals as “Oprah and Dr. Phil meets ‘Queer Eye.'”

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.