four of Australia’s Fab Five identified.

four of Australia’s Fab Five identified.
The Daily Telegraph has identified four of the five men that will soon begin to make over straight guy’s lives down under as part of Australia’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Hopefully they’re not as fugly as the Fab Five LivingTV cast for the British series. The guys: Brendan Wong (design), Will Fennell (grooming), Daniel Scott (culture), and Ryan Andrijich (food). Missing, of course, is their fashion guy. Earlier this year, 15 guys had been identified as finalists but had not heard back from producers. Additionally, the Telegraph reports that “the claws are out in the corporate world as sponsors vie for the sponsorship rights to the show. A catfight between DJs and Myer over the rights to become one big Queer Eye wardrobe in return for priceless repetitive product placement throughout the show, has been won by David Jones, although Myer has retaliated by bringing [Carson] Kressley out to Australia for the Spring Racing Carnival.” Since Carson is already in Australia, and their Fab Five is missing a fashion guy, perhaps the US can negotiate some kind of exchange program and let him stay there, say, forever.

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.