Steven Tyler: Fox “made an offer”

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler confirmed that Fox has offered him the job as a judge on American Idol 10. Fox, however, refused to discuss even the possibility this morning.

“This beautiful girl from Fox came up to me and made an offer. I honored her offer… and it’s just a work in progress. They mentioned it and I listened, and we’re on tour, so I gotta give it some time,” he told the radio show “Kid Kraddick in the Morning,” according to Billboard.

Saturday, Tyler told TMZ “I’m doing it … What do ya think? I’m doing it!”

Steven Tyler: I’d Be an ‘Honest’ Judge on ‘Idol’ [Billboard]
Steven Tyler on ‘American Idol’ — ‘I’m Doing It!’ [TMZ]

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.