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.

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.