two years late, fashion web site posts news about Tyra Banks’ modeling series.

two years late, fashion web site posts news about Tyra Banks’ modeling series.
From the Catch the F Up Department: published a story yesterday, June 14, 2004, announcing “that Tyra Banks will serve as an executive producer and judge for the UPN reality series, tentatively entitled ‘Supermodel.'” Yes, this is breaking news, nearly two years after the show was actually announced. (Private to the kids at You need some WD-40 for those gate hinges, as America’s Next Top Model–it has a name now–is in production for its third season.) What other sort of breaking news might we trust to receive from this site, which promises that it “[covers] all aspects of the ever-evolving fashion industry and provid[es] in-depth profiles of the top fashion professionals of the day”? Maybe we can look forward to reports about Gianni Versace’s death, the invention of the corset, and Janice Dickinson’s radiant beauty.

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.

about the writer

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.