more Manhunt dirt: Rob is a lesbian, Hunter was working as a model at age 17.

more Manhunt dirt: Rob is a lesbian, Hunter was working as a model at age 17.
Manhunt is down to three contestants, only two of whom (Rob and Jon) are competing, non-embedded models. And as usual, Andy Towle is all over the Manhunt dirt. Most recently, he posted a link to what is apparently Rob’s profile, in which Rob identifies himself as a lesbian. Who knew? A Towleroad commenter notes that despite being updated recently, the profile is inconsistent with the information on Bravo’s show web site. For example, his says he’s out to “all but family,” which must mean his family doesn’t get Bravo or have Internet access. Also on Towleroad, Hunter, last week’s evictee, was revealed to have posed for a photographer when he was 17. Back then, he was willing to do “all but nude” photography; later, he clearly held to those standards.

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.