Queer Eye book was produced in six weeks, and was written by the Fab Five.

Queer Eye book was produced in six weeks, and was written by the Fab Five.
The forthcoming Queer Eye book, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab 5’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better, was “put…together in six weeks,” most of which was probably spent writing the subtitle. Cindy Adams reports that the Fab Five “did the writing themselves,” offering advice on everything from nipples and linen shirts to shower liners, porn to dirty dishes. She summarizes and quotes from some of their tips, and also dissects the photo on the cover, which she says is “orange” (either she’s colorblind or Amazon’s cover scan is off). The book comes out (!) Feb. 10.

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.