Wendy Pepper says the “transformative experience” of Project Runway broke up her marriage

Project Runway‘s first villain, Wendy Pepper, says the experience of being on the show ultimately led to the breakup of her five-year marriage.

The show “was a transformative experience,” Wendy tells the New York Post. “You almost become a different person just by the sheer fact that you had to defend your right to stay at the table.” As a result, there “was a sufficient change in me [and] it was difficult for my husband to sort of come along for that step,” she told the paper.

The Post says Wendy will appear on Project Jay, the special Bravo will air Feb. 22 following winner Jay McCarroll’s post-show life.

‘Runway’ Cost Me Marriage [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.