alleged e.mail from Alex: “the producers made me pick the underdog.”

alleged e.mail from Alex: “the producers made me pick the underdog.”
Was The Bachelor‘s final selection rigged? An e.mail message allegedly written by Alex says, “the producers made me pick the underdog,” according to a chain of e.mail messages posted on the web by Harvard University student and blogger Alex Rubalcava. Rubalcava says the source of the messages, which he reprints in full on his web site, are “unconfirmed” and writes that it “has been making its way around the Harvard alumni and student communities.” The alleged message also says, “[T]here is no doubt that Amanda is much fatter than Trista. … Don’t worry, I bagged Trista.”

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.

about the writer

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.