Apprentice 3 starts casting today.

Apprentice 3 starts casting today; tow truck drivers arrested for hitting Katrina.
Having wrapped production on The Apprentice 2, Donald Trump and company–mostly company–are starting to cast for The Apprentice 3. Auditions begin today at Universal Studios Hollywood, and will hit at least 16 cities between now and August. Trump will actually audition people himself today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, and will also reportedly show up for the New York auditions. Meanwhile, first season cast member Katrina Campins was beaten up by two tow truck drivers in North Miami Beach. After an altercation with two brothers who were towing their car, Katrina and her boyfriend went to retrieve their car, and “a fight with the Seay brothers erupted again.” Katrina “broke her nose, while [boyfrined] Moss needed several stitches on his lip and suffered a laceration on his head,” the AP reports.

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.