Top Model 2 shows model’s ball.

Top Model 2 shows model’s ball.
A photo on page 72 of the current Us Weekly illustrates a story about America’s Next Top Model 2, and it shows more of one of the models than he probably thought it would. As TV Week reports, the photo is of “a man and a woman discreetly naked in an Adam and Eve-type setting. … But the man, on bended knee, seems to be offering up a little more of himself than the magazine or the network would want.” That’s apparently part or all of his testicle. Page Six reports–with no sources, as usual–that “Us editors are furious with UPN, which provided the photo.” UPN’s having fun with the photo; a spokesperson says, “It’s been really crazy and apparently someone took their eye off the ball.”

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.