Trista, Ryan, Andrew Firestone attend White House Correspondents Dinner.

Trista, Ryan, Andrew Firestone attend White House Correspondents Dinner.
ABC, whose entertainment chairman Lloyd Braun recently admitted the network was “inconsistent with our strategy” and said he “would give us a slap on the face for doing all this reality stuff,” invited The Bachelor 3‘s Andrew Firestone and The Bachelorette‘s Trista Rehn and her beau Ryan Sutter to the White House Correspondents Dinner. To be fair, many media organizations invite celebrities to sit at their tables, although Trista proved to be not too aware of her surroundings. While Andrew Firestone had his picture taken with Colin Powell, Trista admitted she didn’t know who the White House chief of staff was, and remarked to the New York Times that it was “strange to me that I have a better table than Bo Derek.”

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.