Krista’s win gives Top Model 14 its best ratings since last fall

Krista White defeated Raina Hein to become America’s next next next next next next next next next next next next next next top model, as she won the 14th cycle of America’s Next Top Model on Wednesday.

Krista told E! News that “I’ve been auditioning for this show since I was 18 in 2003 when it first started.” Television Without Pity has a quick recap if you care to find out why Tyra chose Krista.

While only 3.77 million people watched the finale, it was the highest-rated among The CW’s target audience of women ages 18 to 34 since last fall’s premiere of the 13th season, which explains why The CW keeps this show around.

Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly used its access to spoil the final two and thus the first hour of the two-hour finale in a preview for the finale.

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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