Oprah offers to pay for, air Trista and Ryan’s wedding; reunion airs Wed.

Oprah offers to pay for, air Trista and Ryan’s wedding; reunion airs Wed.
When the couple from The Bachelorette showed up on her show, Oprah offered to pay for and air Trista and Ryan’s wedding. Trista first said she “didn’t want to publicize” her wedding but is now apparently considering Oprah’s offer. Meanwhile, Joe Rogan, host of NBC’s Fear Factor, slams both his show (“it’s exploitation”) and The Bachelorette: “I don’t ever want to hear anybody tell me that ‘Fear Factor’ is offensive and degrading, because I’ll eat 100 horses’ [rectums] before I write bad poetry for that [bleeping] dopey whore,” he tells the Chicago Sun-Times. He says Ryan is “a traitor to his gender” and Trista is “not even hot.” Finally, ABC bleeds one more hour out of the first three seasons of the show as it airs The Bachelor: Where Are They Now tomorrow night at 9 p.m ET.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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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.