Guardian Angels will flip Crips, Bloods; Dice Clay wants series with wife, girlfriend.

Guardian Angels will flip Crips, Bloods; Dice Clay wants series with wife, girlfriend.
The founder of the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa, has signed to do a show in L.A. where he “will join 25 members of his L.A. street patrol as they work to convince young Crips and Bloods to go straight.” Rush and Molloy quote Silwa, who says, “We’re going to live in the neighborhood and talk to these young men and women that are halfway into gangbanging and try to get them out. We’re going to turn them into protectors, instead of predators. It’s going to be the opposite of ‘Growing Up Degenerate Gotti.'” He’s clearly not happy with A&E’s Growing Up Gotti, possibly because, as they point out, “Gotti’s brother John Jr. has been indicted for ordering the botched 1992 attempt to kill Sliwa.” … Comedian Andrew Dice Clay is shopping a series, the Daily News’ gossip couple reported yesterday (fifth item). The series “could star him, his wife and … his girlfriend.” He explains, “I’m not the greatest husband – I’ve got a girlfriend. It doesn’t really please my wife, but then if I was looking to please her I wouldn’t have a girlfriend. I mean she knows about it, and I guess she’s okay with it. Plus my kids like both of them.”

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.

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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.