Queer Eye makes over Boston Red Sox.

Queer Eye makes over Boston Red Sox.
Five members of the Red Sox are being made over for the next season premiere of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The show is presently taping in southwest Florida, the region of our fine country where I grew up, and which is often referred to as “God’s waiting room,” and which is also home to the spring training site for the Boston Red Sox. Johnny Damon, Kevin Millar, Doug Mirabelli, Jason Varitek, and Tim Wakefield are all being made over by the Fab Five. Of the experience, Damon told the Naples Daily News, “We’re a loose bunch of guys. We have fun.” Jai Rodriguez, the useless member of the Fab Five, said of the players, “That’s what cool about them. You can relate to them. They’re guys’ guys.” The episode will air June 7.

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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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.