Uchenna and Joyce win The Amazing Race 7; Rob loses for a fourth time.

Uchenna and Joyce win The Amazing Race 7; Rob loses for a fourth time.
After 10 episodes, The Amazing Race 7 came to an end, and Rob and Amber lost. If you’re keeping score on your Rob Mariano Reality TV Show Failures chart, this is Rob’s fourth loss on a CBS reality show contest (including the All-Star Viewer’s Choice) and Amber’s third. Besides Rob and Amber’s loss, the episode also included Uchenna and Joyce’s win, confirming a betting-related spoiler; the couple came from a distant third place to easily win the entire race. Ron and Kelly and their dysfunctional relationship pulled up the rear; they misread street signs in San Juan and thus missed an earlier flight to Miami, where the race concluded.
+ also: Phil tells JustJared.com that an all-star season “is potentially in the works.”

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.