Corey Clark rumored to be on next Surreal Life

Paula Abdul’s accuser and American Idol 2 opportunist Corey Clark is rumored to be a member of the The Surreal Life 6 cast.

According to Page Six, Corey “is the ‘secret’ guest in ‘The Surreal Life’ house next season with Alexis Arquette, which just finished filming.” Page Six’s source says, ambiguously, “Alexis has been blabbing about Corey all over town.”

There have already been multiple reports about the identity of the reality TV “hunk” that the rest of the cast would vote into the house. Corey doesn’t quite fit into the “hunk” category, but Page Six’s report would suggest that he is the one voted in (“‘secret’ guest”), which would contradict Maven’s assertion that he’s the one. Ah, rumors.

Two False Idols [Page Six]

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.