Apprentice 3’s Stephanie “built a great relationship” with Gene Simmons.

Apprentice 3’s Stephanie “built a great relationship” with Gene Simmons.
Donald Trump’s latest Apprentice 3 victim, Stephanie Myers, reveals in a TVGuide.com interview that she’s remained in close contact with someone she met on the show. It’s not Chris, who she says “would follow me into my bedroom and just keep yelling. I was like, ‘Get out of here. You are 21! Leave me alone. Go worry about something else.'” Instead, it’s a man she met during a task: Gene Simmons. And his tongue. She says, “Gene Simmons was great. I still talk to him to this day. We built a great relationship. I just knew that there was no way in heck I could go home and not have seen the tongue. So that in itself was an experience.”

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.