Bachelor producers sue Bob over album, but judge says Bob’s CD can sell.

Bachelor producers sue Bob over album, but judge says Bob’s CD can sell.
A judge ruled that Bob Guiney may continue to sell his new–and fourth–record, 3 Sides. The ruling is in response to a lawsuit brought by Bachelor producer Syndicated Productions, which claimed Bob didn’t have permission to promote his CD. They “sued Guiney for breach of contract” on Dec. 19, E! Online reports. The suit says Syndicated, which is part of Telepictures, “spent millions of dollars turning the previously obscure Mr. Guiney into ‘Bachelor Bob,’ a much-loved worldwide celebrity closely associated with the series” and says Bob is now making a “windfall profit at ASP’s expense, thereby diluting the value of Mr. Guiney’s public image, and tarnishing the series’ goodwill and public esteem.”

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.