Jai picks up a woman at a party.

Jai picks up a woman at a party.
The increasing irrelevance of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has forced the Fab Five to seek novel ways of getting themselves into the paper. Jai Rodriguez succeeded by propositioning a woman at a party. I joked about this a year ago, but obviously got the wrong guy. The New York Daily News’ Ben Widdicombe relates a source’s story: “There was a photo booth at the party, and he was photographed kissing her boob with her shirt pulled down,” the spy said. “I was looking at the pictures, when she came over to me and said, ‘What do I do? This guy wants to go home with me!'” The spy, who apparently is mean and loves irony, says, “I told her to go for it.”

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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.