Adrianne says she was “screwed over” by Tyra, never received her modeling contract.

Adrianne says she was “screwed over” by Tyra, never received her modeling contract.
The first America’s Next Top Model says in Steppin’ Out magazine that she never received her promised modeling contract. Adrianne Curry blames this entirely on host and executive producer Tyra Banks: “Tyra really didn’t help us out and the show didn’t put any money into us … I was supposed to get a Revlon contract, but that fell through … We trusted Tyra but we’ve all been screwed over.” Tyra is defended by her lackey who blames Adrianne (“It’s unfortunate Adrianne feels this way since Tyra put her on the map.”) and a friend who blames UPN (“Tyra is not responsible for contracts … it is a UPN [network] issue. They dropped the ball, not Tyra.”)

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.