site finds Idol 4’s Anwar Robinson is a “man seeking a man” in his personal ad.

site finds Idol 4’s Anwar Robinson is a “man seeking a man” in his personal ad.
If American Idol 4 gets any gayer, we’ll have to start calling it Manhunt. That’s because yet another contestant has been identified by online reports as gay. AfterElton.com’s John Chiklis found a personal ad that shows that “Anwar Robinson, clearly identifiable from photos (the same photos which have also been used on a few of his fan sites), lists in his profile that he is a man seeking a man.” Lest people argue that this is a fake, AfterElton.com reports that “BlackPlanet.com indicates that Robinson’s last login was January 1, 2005, before the contestants for the fourth season of American Idol were made public. No one knew at that time that the schoolteacher from East Orange, New Jersey would become one of the finalists on the popular Fox reality series, which makes it unlikely to be a fake profile set up by a fan (or detractor) of the popular singer.”

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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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.