Cameron Diaz will follow Jake Gyllenhaal and appear on Man vs. Wild

Discovery announced yesterday that Jake Gyllenhaal will appear on Man vs. Wild when the show returns in July, and the show’s host, Bear Grylls, said that Cameron Diaz has also expressed interest in making an appearance. Previously, Will Ferrell drank his own urine on the show.

The press release said Gyllenhaal’s experience lasted two days, and “Bear and Jake embark on a survival experience neither will forget, to an Icelandic landscape dominated by mountains, huge glaciers and some of Europe’s most active volcanoes.”

As to Diaz, “She’s agreed to it, which is great. So we’re gonna try and do it in due course,” Bear Grylls told Bang Showbiz in an interview noticed by THR.

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.