Trump finally fires Marcus after asking about Adam’s virginity and Clay’s homosexuality

If you missed The Apprentice 4 last night, at least watch the Boardroom segments, which Yahoo! kindly includes on their site.

Among other things, Donald Trump launched into a discussion of sexual orientation that involved a restaurant metaphor; Trump asked a candidate if the candidate had ever had sex; accusations of anti-semitism flew and were stamped out; Trump talked about how much trouble sex got him into, and how much it has cost him; Carolyn said “cover your ass” twice when talking to Marcus; Trump fired Marcus for talking too much and saying nothing; Marcus was so annoyed that on his way out, he said he was “railroaded.”

It was too much to recap, and something that should be watched repeatedly and savored.

The Apprentice: Donald Trump – Exclusive Video – Week 7 [Yahoo!]
Week 7 – The Learning Annex [Yahoo!]

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.