Andrew selects, proposes to Jen.

Andrew selects, proposes to Jen.
The Firestone family may soon have a new member, and her name is Jennifer Schefft. The Bachelor 3 concluded last night with Andrew Firestone choosing, as the AP describes it, “perky blonde Jen over statuesque brunette Kirsten.” He proposed to her, saying, “Jen, I love you. I think that we fit perfectly together and I look forward to a life of adventure, happiness and family.” Kirsten took the news well, saying, “I have so many pieces to pick up right now. … Right now he’s proposing to Jen and it makes me want to throw up.” The show continues Wednesday with an “After The Final Rose” special.
+ earlier: Jen: “When my girlfriends got me involved in this, I had no idea it would go this far.”

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.