petitioners want Bravo to stop airing Queer Eye ep with comedian Alan.

petitioners want Bravo to stop airing Queer Eye ep with comedian Alan.
“A group of die-hard-from-day-one fans of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” want Bravo “to halt ALL re-runs of” episode 111, which features Alan Corey. Their problem: While Bravo IDs him as a “real estate speculator” (which he apparently is, according to a Sunday profile in the New York Post; he owns and rents out an apartment), he’s also a comedian with his own web site who’s they’ve spotted on both NBC’s The Restaurant and NBC’s Meet My Folks. The petitioners tell Bravo, “your website clearly states that no actors should apply as straight guys for the show” and say “this episode is bad for your show, bad for the Fab 5 to be hoodwinked by a media whore who misrepresented who he was and bad for the network when he’s on twice in two shows pretending to be two different things.”

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.