Apprentice 3 is now filming; John says he “pulled something off for our team.”

Apprentice 3 is now filming; John says he “pulled something off for our team.”
New Yorkers, be on the lookout for teams of yuppies running hither and yon, shepherded by a cranky old guy or a stone-faced woman, as The Apprentice 3 has started taping. Donald Trump confirmed that the series is now in production to the AP. He said, “It’s going very well. It’s a great group.” He forgot to say it so I’ll say it for him: It’s the best group in the world! Back to the season that still has 11 people left to fire, the latest victim of Trump’s often erratic and irrational decision-making was John Willenborg. John talks to TV Guide and still insists he “made the correct boardroom choice.” He also comments on his use of his hotness to win over disgruntled gay customers in his teams’ restaurant. “It was all in good fun. Some of the other guys wanted me to take it a step further, which I was unwilling to do. But sex is a part of business. You have to use every advantage that you’ve got.” In an interesting choice of words, he says, and this is a direct quote, “I think I pulled something off for our team.” Apparently, we didn’t see everything from that episode on TV.

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.