Danity Kane’s second album debuts at number one, giving them their second #1 debut

For the second time, Making the Band 3 group Danity Kane has reached the top of the charts on the first week of their album’s release.

Welcome to the Dollhouse, which was released March 18, sold 236,000 copies during its first week, about 2,000 more than their self-titled debut (when it also landed at number one) sold its first week.

Billboard reports that the record had “the second-biggest sales week of the year,” second only to Jack Johnson.

Their number one comes just as the end of their time on Making the Band 4, which will continue with Danity Kane and Day26’s joint tour.

Danity Kane Snags Second Straight No. 1 Album [Billboard]

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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