The Apprentice: Martha Stewart cast unveiled

The named and identities of the 16 people who will compete to become Martha Stewart’s apprentice on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart have been announced. They’re 10 women and six men ranging in age from 22 to 42, and they will live together in a loft, and be fired (or whatever) in a “conference room,” according to a press release that announces these synonyms as if they’re earth-shattering.

The cast includes a magazine publisher, the creator of Aim Talk, a natural foods chef, a TV news anchor, and just one interior designer.

Pictures of Martha and Donald Trump interacting awkwardly are available on NBC’s press site, as are photos of the cast members.

Martha Stewart Welcomes Sixteen Eclectic Candidates Into Her Conference Room On NBC’s “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” [NBC press release]
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart photos [NBC]

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.