Evan chooses Zora, who says yes; show gives the couple $1 million.

Evan chooses Zora, who says yes; show gives the couple $1 million.
On the long and drawn out finale of Joe Millionaire, Evan Marriott selected nice girl Zora Andrich, who decided to stay with him and pursue a relationship despite his lies. Then, butler Paul unveiled the big twist, which turned out to be one of the more obvious possibilities: the show gave the couple $1 million, $500,000 each. Next week on yet another recap show (the first hour of last night’s finale turned out to be more recapping and follow-ups with the booted women), we’ll find out what happened to Evan and Zora as they are reunited for the first time since the show concluded.
+ also: Evan hangs out with celebs now.

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.