UPN will air first season of Top Model in June; Runway Ahead reairs tonight.

UPN will air first season of Top Model in June; Runway Ahead reairs tonight.
If you missed the first season of America’s Next Top Model, UPN is coming to your rescue, airing the full first season starting June 15. Speaking of reairing, the network will reairs the one-hour The Runway Ahead special that debuted last night. Catch updates on all the finalists tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Among the show’s revelations: Shandi went back to Walgreens after the show, and Mercedes has an ad forthcoming in Seventeen magazine and is doing an independent film called Love Nest.
+ also: In a review of Skeletor, er, Janice Dickinson’s book Everything About Me Is Fake … and I’m Perfect!, the AP says we shouldn’t “expect insight and sobriety to turn her into a shrinking violet–or a woman who doesn’t hold a grudge.”

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.