Olympian Apprentice candidate says show is “L.A. style” and “totally new” with “new twists”

The Olympic athlete selected by viewers to appear on The Apprentice 6 says that this new season is “a totally new Apprentice.”

Hockey player Angela Ruggiero says that the show, which taped at the beginning of last summer, has different tasks than we’re used to. “I can tell you this is a totally new Apprentice. The tasks are totally new. It’s L.A. style completely. They threw all these new twists in,” she tells the CP.

Of course, she offers no details, nor does she describe what “L.A. style” actually means. “I don’t want their lawyers mad at me. I signed a big, fat agreement,” she says of revealing the show’s outcome or other details.

Ruggiero takes hockey skills into the boardroom in The Apprentice [CP]

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

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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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