Bravo stars Jeff Lewis, Kelly Cutrone going to daytime TV

Two Bravo docudrama stars will soon be appearing on daytime TV shows: Flipping Out‘s Jeff Lewis will co-host a Will & Grace-style daytime talk show with Tori & Dean star Tori Spelling, and Kell on Earth‘s Kelly Cutrone has joined Dr. Phil as a contributor.

Kelly Cutrone “has signed on as a special correspondent” and “will recur throughout the remainder of this ninth season,” according to a press release, and she “will lend her no-nonsense approach to stories centered primarily on 20-something generational topics as well as issues that motivate young girls to gain their independence, such as anti-bullying, weight-control and social skills.”

Meanwhile, Jeff Lewis filmed a pilot of a daytime talk show with Tori Spelling, herself a reality star, and they “had good chemistry” for a series that “wants to be a talk show version of Will & Grace,” the Los Angeles Times reported. The paper said the show “is being developed by ABC Media Productions,” although it could end up on another network or in syndication if ABC doesn’t want 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.

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