Bo Bice gave his house to a family affected by Katrina

American Idol 4 runner-up Bo Bice recently moved to a new home on a six-acre property in Nashville. Instead of selling his old house in Alabama, he gave it “to a family who had lost their home in Hurricane Katrina,” People reports.

Besides working on his album The Real Thing (which will be released Dec. 13), he “has also collaborated with Carlos Santana on the guitarist’s new CD; [and] he’s about to tape a concert special that will air on the Oxygen network Dec. 11,” People says.

He’s also a new father, and People has the baby pictures. His wife Caroline says, “Bo’s the best dad. He’ll just sit and stare at Aidan. He loves him with all his heart.” Bo is candid about the changes in his life that have taken place over the past few years: “I was up at 3 the other morning with a bottle in my hand. That wasn’t the kind of bottle I’d have in my hand five or six years ago at 3 in the morning,” he tells People.

Bo Bice Shows Off Baby Son Aidan [People]

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.