UPN orders Top Model orgy edits.

UPN orders Top Model orgy edits.
The infamous orgy episode of America’s Next Top Model 2 was supposed to air this week, but the episode featuring “eight people making out at the same time kinda in the same vicinity” that Tyra teased on Conan was replaced by a clip show. Now we know why: The segment “contains material that UPN felt was inappropriate for broadcast,” according to a Page Six source. “They asked the producers to edit it down–it exceeded what would’ve been appropriate for broadcast.” Like every single other entertainment-related decision made in the past few weeks, this, too, seems to result from Janet Jackson fall-out, especially since UPN is owned by CBS parent Viacom.

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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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.