Lawrence Taylor will be on Dancing with the Stars, Ashton Kutcher says

Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who’s also known as L.T., will appear on Dancing with the Stars 8, if Ashton Kutcher is correct. On Twitter, Ashton tweeted this on Saturday:

“Just met LT, the old school, lawrence Taylor. Expect to see him in prime time soon. Can’t say where but he better work on his foot work.”

There are pretty much zero prime-time shows other than Dancing with the Stars where a celebrity would appear and need good footwork, never mind that Ashton is currently executive producing a reality series, True Beauty, for ABC–although his Twitter post does cite L.T. as his source, not an ABC insider.

aplusk: 8:35 PM Jan 31st [Twitter]

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.