Shear Genius 2 won by Dee after her red eyes gave her win away

The second season of Shear Genius, which saw increased ratings, concluded last night, and Dee Adames won the $100,000 cash prize, plus other sponsored things. Annoying arrogant ass Charlie Price was the runner-up, while Nicole Obert, who’s more than a decade younger than the other two, came in third.

That Dee won was obvious throughout the entire episode, because she was giddy and red-eyed throughout her interviews, which are taped post-elimination. She had clearly been crying, and since she was in such a good mood throughout her interviews, it seemed like a foregone conclusion.

The finalists had three hours to color, cut, and style four women, crafting a story of one woman at different ages via their hair. Dee chose to tell the story of a rock star through her red-haired models. First-season judge Sally Hershberger returned to judge the finale along with Kim Vo, Jaclyn Smith, and Allure’s editor.

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.