The Simple Life 2 will visit Mister Rogers Neighborhood of Make Believe.

The Simple Life 2 will visit Mister Rogers Neighborhood of Make Believe.
Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie will spend a week in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood of Make Believe on their cross-country Simple Life 2 trek. “We had to find a place where the locals wouldn’t mind being talked down to by two socialites pretending to be ignorant, and we found that puppets are remarkably tolerant of our classist bullshit,” a producer said. Nicole will stay with Henrietta Pussycat, who said, “Meow meow heroin meow meow meow!” Paris will bunk with X the Owl. Prince Tuesday has been packed away in a box so Paris won’t be tempted. For half the week, they’ll work at Lady Elaine Fairchilde’s Museum-Go-Round, which despite many revolutions has still not been around as much as Paris.

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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