Warren Brothers, Billy Greenwood join Nashville Star 2 as new judges.

Warren Brothers, Billy Greenwood join Nashville Star 2 as new judges.
We know the finalists, and now we know who will keep them in line every week on Nashville Star 2. As promised, the judges have all been replaced except for Tracy Gershon. Joining her, Country Weekly reports, will be “WSIX Nashville radio personality Billy Greenwood, and country duo Brad and Brett Warren.” The Warren Brothers are already promising to make things more fun than another meeting between Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake: Brad tells the paper, “You really want to put us on national TV without a delay? You’ll just have to tell us when we can or can’t say (expletive).”

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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