lesbians dig the Fab Five, too.

lesbians dig the Fab Five, too.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has also become Queer Eye for the Lesbian. Writing in The Advocate, Anne Stockwell says “all those hip tips aimed at het men are godsends to gay women too. Until Kyan, Carson, Thom, Ted, and Jai, we ladies were strictly on our own when it came to discovering our inner man-about-town.” She says their book is “broad enough to accommodate fashion neophytes of any gender.” Meanwhile, in addition to moonlighting as the Pier 1 guy, Thom Filicia is going to make over an office as part of a Xerox contest. The copier company is teaming up with Entrepreneur magazine on a “quest to update the most outdated office.” Companies with crappy offices and 10 to 50 employees can apply.

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.