Carson will host hairstyling awards.

Carson will host hairstyling awards.
Working hard to shake gay stereotypes, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy main guy Carson Kressley will host the North American Hairstyling Awards. Those who think Kyan might be more qualified for the gig will be thrilled to know, thanks to a press release, that Carson “comes to NAHA highly qualified. An independent stylist who spent many years working with Polo Ralph Lauren, Carson specialized in the design aspect of the men’s sportswear division.” Held at Mandalay Bay on July 17, the show will not be televised, although $75 tickets are available.
+ plus: Queer Eye CD review: “Carson and Co. may know what they’re doing in your closet but they can’t be trusted at the turntable.”

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.