Corey Clark will meet with FOX.

The day before Corey Clark’s record came out, it was–completely coincidentally–revealed that he’s going to sit down with FOX to talk about the alleged affair-thing. The New York Post reported yesterday that Corey, “his lawyers, legal representatives for Fox, “Idol” producers, Freemantle Media and an official from AFTRA (the actors’ union that Abdul belongs to) will meet in Los Angeles on June 30 to discuss the allegations.”

Neither party had a comment about the report, which is attributed to “a source.” This, of course, would be a big step forward from both parties making nanny-nanny-boo-boo faces at each other.

The Post helpfully disclaims its report by mentioning that this is all likely a part of Corey’s genius marketing strategy, and by pointing out that FOX and the Post are both owned by the same company:

“The ABC report coincided with the release of Clark’s first solo record and his efforts to sell a book about his experiences on the show to publishers. Fox is a division of News Corp., which also owns The Post.”

‘Idol’ Corey to Talk to Fox [New York Post]

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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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.