Tyra does “not [talk] to us once those cameras leave,” model says

Tyra Banks may seem like a concerned den mother on America’s Next Top Model, but the only interaction she has with the girls on the show occurs in front of the camera.

Mollie Sue, the cycle 6 participant who left the show last week, tells TV Guide about Tyra’s relationship with the models. “She’s not talking to us once those cameras leave! I know she’s busy, I know it’s crazy, but there’s no ‘Let me show Tyra my personality’ time at all,” she says.

After being eliminated instead of crazy Jade, Mollie Sue is still bitter. “I seriously was about to step forward and grab that picture [from Tyra]. I was upset,” she says. Mollie Sue is moving to New York to pursue her career, and at her side will be her husband, who surprised her with a trip to the courthouse to get married after she returned from the show.

Top Model Surprise: Mollie Sue Got Married [TVGuide.com]

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.