Starting Over coaches will tour America.

Starting Over coaches will tour America.
The life coaches who make women cry on the syndicated daytime reality show Starting Over will tour the nation starting in February. Coaches Rhonda Britten and Iyanla Vanzant will be joined by psychologist, Dr. Stan J. Katz for “The Starting Over in America Tour,” which begins in Phoenix Feb. 19. Other dates have yet to be announced. In a press release, Britten says their tour will be “a great opportunity for us to give something back to our fans while empowering people all over the country to use ‘STARTING OVER’ techniques to improve their own lives.” Meanwhile, production of the show, which is currently in its second season in LA, has left the Hollywood Hills for Las Vegas this week; specifically, they’re at the Aladdin Hotel.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.

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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.