Rob, Amber confirmed as Amazing Race contestants, and CBS will air their wedding.

Rob, Amber confirmed as Amazing Race contestants, and CBS will air their wedding.
As we reported earlier this week, and as the Internets have been buzzing about since late last year, Amber Brkich and Rob Mariano are officially a team on The Amazing Race 7. Executive producer and series creator Bertram van Munster says “They’re a very strong team, very competitive,” and says “You see them as a team rather than as singles competing.” Co-creator Elise Doganieri noted that being on the show is “something that strengthens a team or tears them apart,” and adds of Rob and Amber, “I’m sure they had intimate discussions we didn’t hear, but they’re a strong team. They work well together.” Meanwhile, Survivor executive producer Mark Burnett said that he’s “working on their wedding” and, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “He indicated it will air on CBS, the ‘Survivor’ network, possibly as a May sweeps special or as a short-run summer series.”

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.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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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.