Adam Lambert still not gay enough for People

Adam Lambert has been photographed holding hands with his boyfriend Drake LaBry, but that’s not enough evidence for some members of the media, who will undoubtedly be shocked when he comes out in Rolling Stone soon. People magazine did two stories in which they refer to Drake–who was frequently in the live audience during American Idol–as Adam’s “pal” and “friend” because straight men in America hold hands with their friends. (Maybe they should, like men do in India, but they don’t.) First, People pathetically reports that Adam “has been stepping out with a friend” and says “LaBry and Lambert have been pals for years,” and then gives five vaguely interesting facts about Drake–yet still refuses to acknowledge once that the only reason any of this is interesting is because Drake’s clearly in a relationship with Adam. In the other, Kris Allen talks about Adam’s boyfriend and the magazine writes, “Allen calls Lambert and LaBry’s friendship a ‘cool combination,’ because they’re so different.”

Kris Allen Calls Adam Lambert & Drake LaBry a ‘Cool Combination’ and 5 Things to Know About Adam Lambert’s Pal Drake LaBry [People]

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.

about the writer

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.