Sanjaya and Holly Montag are not dating

About the only interesting thing to come out of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here was the relationship between Sanjaya Malakar and Holly Montag, sister of the half of the two-headed demon that menaced the show for a while. But despite some apparent flirting on TV, their relationship is just a friendship, Holly says.

“We are not dating but just very close. … I was shocked because we were such close friends, and I had no idea that anyone else thought there was anything romantic going on. People in camp joked about it, but we knew it was a joke so it was funny to us,” Holly told Us Weekly this past weekend. “We will continue our friendship forever. Sanjaya came out to visit me last week!”

Holly Montag on Sanjaya: “We Are Not Dating” [Us Weekly]

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.