Report says Paula Abdul will “issue some interpretive apology babble” soon

After the results of the American Idol 2 investigation are released, Paula Abdul will “bring forth a statement,” The New York Post’s Cindy Adams says. But don’t expect dirty details about banging Corey Clark on a pianola or anything.

Cindy Adams reports that this will be “some interpretive apology babble. It’ll acknowledge nothing. It’ll say nothing. You’ll make out of it what you will.” In quite possibly the most awkwardly written sentence to ever appear in the New York Post’s gossip pages, Adams offers her interpretation of what the statement might contain: “Say, for instance, something in the neighborhood of, like, say, for example, something in the vicinity of maybe she’ll apologize generically for: ‘Anything I may have done that may have appeared inappropriate.'”

Paula Abdul Will Dance Around Flap [New York Post]

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.