Queer Eye seeks couples, Iraq war vets.

Queer Eye seeks couples, Iraq war vets.
The folks at Queer Eye for the Straight Guy are planning for some Very Special Episodes, getting desperate for guys to make over, or both. The show’s latest e.mail newsletter details who casting directors are currently looking to hand over to the Fab Five:


Are you a veteran of the war in Iraq who was forced to spend
last Christmas in the desert, far from your loved ones? If
so, the Fab Five wants to give you a holiday you’ll never

Are you a New York City or bi-costal NY/LA engaged couple in need of a make-better and help preparing for your wedding sometime in mid-October?

If you match either (or both!) of these descriptions, apply to be on the show at:


Please address any casting-related inquiries directly to
[email protected].

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.