Kendra wins The Apprentice 3; Tana says “it was all bullshit.”

Kendra wins The Apprentice 3; Tana says “it was all bullshit.”
Donald Trump’s first female apprentice and the winner of The Apprentice 3 is Kendra Todd, a 26-year-old real estate developer. She’s been the obvious, apparent choice for at least two weeks now. During the live finale from NYU, Trump told Tana that “for every week other than the last two, you were truly a star, more so, I think, than Kendra. But Kendra, in the last couple of weeks, stepped up to the plate and just knocked it out of the stadium.” Thus, he hired Kendra, although I think he should have hired both of them. Kendra will renovate a mansion in Palm Beach–in between media appearances, of course.

After the finale, during a live TV interview with a Des Moines station, Tana was “combative and agitated,” according to the Des Moines Register, and “she was naive to believe that a ‘street smart’ person could win.” Then Tana said, “It was all bullshit.”

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.