Fab Five will make over gay guy.

Fab Five will make over gay guy.
On the new season of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which begins next week, the Fab Five will make over one of their own: a gay man who “apparently never got the memo,” Carson tells the New York Daily News. The guy, identified as Wayne H., has “dorm room decor” and a Madonna t-shirt circa 1985. Episode 100–the very rough pilot–reairs tomorrow night, featuring the show’s first makeover. If you tune in, you’ll see Sam, Charlie and James alongside Carson and Ted; those three weren’t fab enough to make it past the pilot episode.
+ also: NewYorkish has photos of Queer Eye’s plain and nasty craft services table. + and: a Queer Eye editor talks about the show’s production process.

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.