Raj has coffee with Robin, who has a boyfriend; wore McEnroe’s underwear.

Raj has coffee with Robin, who has a boyfriend; wore McEnroe’s underwear.
Raj Bhakta is quickly becoming the Omarosa of The Apprentice 2–the cast member the tabloids can’t get enough of. Today, The New York Post reports that Raj finally had a date with Robin yesterday, although it probably wasn’t really a date. The paper reports that “even though she has a very serious boyfriend–she agreed to at least meet Raj for a cup of Joe.” In slightly more disturbing news, Raj told TV Guide that when he was running around the stadium dodging balls being hit by Anna Kournikova, he was not wearing his own underwear. He says, “Actually, I was wearing John McEnroe’s boxers. I had tighty-whities on and I refused to run around in them, so John ponied up his Calvin Klein boxer briefs and I ran around in them.”

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.