Newark mayor hires Apprentice 4’s Randal to be part of his transition team

The Apprentice 4 winner Randal Pinkett is “among the dozen selected to lead Newark Mayor- elect Cory Booker’s transition team,” the Star-Ledger reports. Randal “will co-chair the economic development section,” according to the AP.

Randal is also working for Donald Trump on his Atlantic City casinos, in addition to his speaking engagements, a forthcoming book, and charity lunches.

Kind of makes Bill “I haven’t left Donald Trump’s side in more than two years” Rancic seem like a loser.

Booker adds variety to transition [Star-Ledger]
‘Apprentice’s’ Randal to assist Newark mayor [AP]

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.

about the writer

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.