Gilby Clarke says he couldn’t decide between Lukas and Dilana “until the very end”

Rock Star: Supernova band member Gilby Clarke says the selection of Lukas Rossi on Rock Star: Supernova was not a foregone conclusion, even though a gossip item had Lukas pegged as the winner weeks earlier.

Instead, he tells AOL Music, it came down to their last performances. “[W]hen Lukas came up and sang one of our originals, it just felt so natural to me. In my mind, I was really undecided up until the very end,” he said.

Earlier, he says, “I was always kind of leaning towards Lukas, but I could not ignore the fan reactions that Dilana got. After two or three weeks I started going, ‘This would be so bad-ass for Dilana to front the band.'”

Lukas Rossi Revels in His New ‘Rockstar’ Role [AOL Music]

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.