High School Reunion 3 debuts tonight; principal says it’s “a black eye for us.”

High School Reunion 3 debuts tonight; principal says it’s “a black eye for us.”
The WB’s third High School Reunion season debuts tonight, featuring 1994 graduates of a Catholic High School. Despite being officially titled High School Reunion: Fort Lauderdale, the 14 classmates will stay far away from their high school stomping grounds, coming together 10 years after graduation in Hawaii. They’ll arrive come pre-labeled fun things such as “The Loud Mouth,” “The Predator,” “The Fat Girl,” and “The Obsessed Ex.” The school’s current principal tells the Sun-Sentinel that the show “is going to be a black eye for us,” said school Principal Paul Ott in a phone interview. “But we’ll recover. Cardinal Gibbons has graduated about 11,000 outstanding individuals. … The people on this show are a small group, who are not typical of our students past or present.” He’s yet to see the show, though, and backs off of calling the participants sluts, idiots, and dicks: “These aren’t bad kids. I taught some of 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.

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