Bachelor 2’s Helene, Gwen writing a book about dealing with imperfect men.

Bachelor 2’s Helene, Gwen writing a book about dealing with imperfect men.
The second woman to get dumped after being proposed to on The Bachelor is writing a book about bad dates. Helene Eksterowicz’s book, written with fellow The Bachelor 2 contestant Gwen Gioia, is titled Nobody’s Perfect, and features a chapter titled, “Aaron Buerge, That Piece of Crap.” Well, not really. Actually, the book “offers true stories and useful tips to help you deal with every clueless type of man, from Mr. Separated But Not Yet Divorced to Mr. Mama’s Boy, from Mr. Socks With Sandals to Mr. Eternal Frat Brother.” Their book will be released in February, joining an already published memoir by The Bachelor 4‘s Bob Guiney, titled What a Difference a Year Makes: How Life’s Unexpected Setbacks Can Lead to Unexpected Joy.

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.