James gets role in off-Broadway play.

James gets role in off-Broadway play.
The same day the Boy Meets Boy DVD was released, Playbill reported that the show’s star will make his acting debut off-Broadway. James Getzlaff “will play Andrew Polinski, one of the two grooms of My Big Gay Italian Wedding. Getzlaff joins the cast at Off-Broadway’s Theatre Four June 11,” according to Playbill. In its review of the play last fall, The New York Times wrote that the “show is genuinely entertaining when it shifts into pure vaudeville. But most of the time Mr. Wilkinson seems to believe that just having actors say words like gay or slut in loud voices is inherently amusing.” Anthony Wilkinson wrote the play, and James will star opposite him.

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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