Constantine’s band signed to a label.

Constantine’s band signed to a label.
American Idol 4 finalist Constantine’s band has received the ultimate compliment: it’s been signed by the same label that released William Hung’s CD. According to E!, the “band, Pray for the Soul of Betty, has signed with Koch Records and will release its self-titled debut album on May 10.” Koch Records’ president said, orgasmically, “Pray for the Soul of Betty is one of the best rock bands I’ve heard in years. Considering how popular Constantine Maroulis is, we should go gold for sure!” The self-titled album is currently the 349th most popular CD on Amazon.

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.