Webber “never agreed to do” Apprentice charity event, is “looking at legal action.”

Webber “never agreed to do” Apprentice charity event, is “looking at legal action.”
One of the two Apprentice 2 cliffhangers we were left with Thursday involved Sacramento Kings player Chris Webber and whether or not he was going to show up for Jenn’s charity basketball game. Webber says that he never agreed to participate, and his “lawyers are looking at legal action now. There was never a part in the show. They wanted to entice me to come on there. But I said I really didn’t care about being on their show. So no, I never agreed to do it, and my people are upset that they tried to use my name to snare interest for their last show.” He adds, “that whole thing was staged.”
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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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