Cheryl Burke: “I don’t think America is ready to watch two men dancing”

Whether or not Lance Bass is cast on Dancing with the Stars 7, the big question seems to be whether or not he’ll dance with a male partner, because apparently ballroom dancers partners are selected based upon their sexual orientation.

Two-time winner Cheryl Burke told E!’s Marc Malkin, “I don’t think that would happen. I don’t think America is ready to watch two men dancing.”

That’s surprising considering ABC has already given them a joke about gay sex from the show’s contestants–although the network did deem that offensive enough to cut it from the west coast broadcast.

First season winner Kelly Monaco agrees that it’d be shocking, but is more encouraged by the idea. “If you want to shock the world and give them something new, I think it’s fantastic. I support it 100 percent!” she said.

Cheryl Burke: No Same-Sex Dancing for Lance Bass [E! Online]

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.