Kelly Clarkson trashes apartment in new video for “Since You’ve Been Gone.”

Kelly Clarkson trashes apartment in new video for “Since You’ve Been Gone.”
In her new video, American Idol‘s Kelly Clarkson will “rip her sweetheart image to shreds,” according to MTV, as she trashes an apartment that apparently belongs to the girlfriend of her boyfriend. MTV runs down the new video for “Since You’ve Been Gone,” which is off her new album Breakaway and will be directed by Alex De Rakoff. After washing birth control pills down the drain, she’ll be seen “tearing at the fabric of the pillows on the bed, filling the room with feathers” and then later “attack[ing] the clothing with a pair of scissors.” She’ll also smash a glass table, dump CDs on the floor, and set the American Idol logo on fire. Wait, not that last part. As a New York Times piece on former Idols trying to stretch out their fame, “RCA executives are releasing her CD to try to ride the wave of holiday sales and to capitalize on the popularity of her hit ‘Breakaway,’ from the ‘Princess Diaries 2′ soundtrack.”

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.