Julianne Hough won’t return for Dancing with the Stars 10

Julianne Hough won’t return for Dancing with the Stars 10 next season after skipping season nine, which means her second attempt at quitting seems to have stuck.

This morning, she was on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, and said she’s currently working on the Cher and Christina Aguilera film Burlesque, which she’ll follow with Footloose, and she’s also still working on her music.

Julianne told Seacrest–who literally said to her, “I was Binging you” (Ryan, you shameless whore)–that she won’t be back. “No, not next season.” As to season 11, she said, “We’re going to cross that bridge when we get to it,” although she qualified that by saying “I love the show.”

So much that you’re no longer on it.

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.