Kim Zolciak is dating a woman, DJ Tracy Young

Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kim Zolciak is dating a woman, which is a surprise because her mysterious relationship with an anonymous man identified as “Big Poppa” was a large part of her storyline. But if she returns to the show, being a new lesbian or bisexual woman might be part of her storyline now.

Kim and celebrity DJ Tracy Young appeared together “at the Blacks’ Annual Gala in Miami Beach on Saturday,” Us Weekly reports, saying they’ve been together for three months. An anonymous source says “Tracy broke up with her longtime girlfriend to be with Kim. Since they’ve been together, Tracy lost a lot of weight and got really skinny for Kim. They seem to be beyond happy with each other.”

E!’s Marc Malkin reports cites other anonymous sources and reports that “Kim hopes her coming out is part of the next season of Bravo’s hit reality show,” but that “some Bravo executives feel Kim decided to ‘become gay’ because having a juicy storyline could help her in negotiations.”

Real Housewives’ Kim Zolciak Steps Out With Girlfriend [Us Weekly]
Atlanta Housewife Kim Zolciak: Yup, She’s a Dating a Woman [E! 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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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.