Trump considers black versus white Apprentice because he “wasn’t particularly happy” with last season

Having run completely out of ideas, Donald Trump says that everything’s on the table for the next season of The Apprentice, including splitting up the teams by race.

According to MSNBC’s Jeannette Walls, Trump is “considering some controversial changes bound to generate buzz for upcoming episodes” because he “wasn’t particularly happy” with The Apprentice 3.

Thus, Trump says he’s considering interracial teams (for a single challenge? The whole season?) He said, “Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world. But needless to say, not everybody thinks it’s a good idea.”

Walls says “a rep” (for NBC? Trump?) confirmed that “it’s just an idea that’s being considered.”

Will ‘Apprentice’ be a black and white issue? [MSNBC]

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.