Phil Keoghan cameos in Richard Simmons’ hilarious Air New Zealand in-flight safety video

The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan doesn’t have an Emmy yet, but he should, as his latest gig proves. He has a cameo in a new safety video for Air New Zealand that stars Richard Simmons.

It’s hilarious, and makes that fun, jaunty Delta safety video seem dull by comparison (though the no-smoking finger wag will always be awesome). Watch it here, and make sure you stick around to the end:

Phil also appears in this behind-the-scenes, making-of video, showing off his wardrobe and dancing with Richard Simmons:

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.