Queer Eye making over fraternity, Gene Simmons; Bravo will air UK episodes.

Queer Eye making over fraternity, Gene Simmons; Bravo will air UK episodes.
Weird, isn’t it, how a year ago the nation was obsessed with Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Now, eh. Anyway, as part of their continuing attempts to clean up the entire straight male world, the Fab Five are taking on a fraternity–and Gene Simmons. For the first time, they’re outside of New York, making over a frat house room and a member of that fraternity in Dallas. They’re shooting a total of three episodes during the next three weeks, the Dallas News reports. After that, the Fab Five might tackle another challenging project: KISS frontman Gene Simmons. This is even more shocking because it comes via his blog (yes, Gene Simmons blogs): On Aug. 24, he wrote, “Talked today about a possible (..gulp) QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY appearance. They called and asked me if I would do it. I’m a fan of the show. We may shoot on the 28th of Sept.” In other show news, after airing one episode earlier this summer, Bravo is bringing the series’ first spin-off back home. Starting this week, the network will be airing episodes from the British series Wednesdays at 10.

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.