Day26 stays together but Diddy releases Danity Kane’s members to go solo

Danity Kane is officially over, as its members and Diddy revealed during last night’s Making the Band 4 reunion. Last week, Diddy fired Aundrea Fimbres, one of the group’s two remaining members after Danity Kane pretty much dissolved back in February.

Diddy said that Danity Kane’s members would be released to go solo, and that the group wouldn’t be reformed with other people–it’d only come back with its original members. “I think that everybody needs a time out, but I will have this announcement: There will never be another Danity Kane unless it’s these girls here,” he said, according to MTV News. MTV reports that Diddy also “announced that he’s looking for a new girl group and starting a new show.”

After fighting all season, Day26 is sticking together, but probably only long enough so they can break apart on a future season.

Day26 Keep It Together, Danity Kane Don’t On ‘Making The Band’ Finale [MTV News]

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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