Apprentice’s loft is “the greatest apartment….in all of new york city.”

Apprentice’s loft is “the greatest apartment….in all of new york city.”
At the blog design*sponge (via Towleroad), furniture design savant Grace analyzes the unsung hero of The Apprentice 2: the loft. Without the aid of her shift key, which appears to be broken, Grace first writes that Trump’s gold-filled apartment is notable only “for the amount of tacky crap fit into one apartment. the man really has NO taste whatsoever. thank god the people he hires do.” Then she analyzes the current loft, which she says has “the greatest living room, bathroom, bedroom and kitchen…in all of new york city.” In alarming detail, she identifies and discusses everything from the sheets to the planters, often identifying the brand name in case you’d like to duplicate the loft in a wing of your mansion or manufactured home.

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.