Kelly is the second Apprentice.

Kelly Perdew is the second Apprentice.
Donald Trump has a new apprentice, and his name is Kelly Perdew. Trump hired Kelly–and fired Jennifer Massey–after a weird The Apprentice 2 finale, in which Trump turned the episode over to the audience and Regis Philbin before Trump announced his decision. He told Jenn, “one of the problems was that your teammates did not really like you too much, and you did lose quite a bit.” Then he fired her, and hired Kelly. Kelly will work for Trump in New York, working on a West Side development; he rejected working on a new casino in Las Vegas, which was probably a good idea.

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.