Trista’s agent sues for cut of $1 million.

Trista’s agent sues for cut of $1 million.
Trista Rehn’s agent is suing her for a cut of the $1 million that she and Ryan Sutter are getting paid to have their wedding televised. Kevin Allyn wants $200,000–20 percent of the fee he says he negotiated. Meanwhile, The Bachelorette wedding is apparently taking place over the next four days. According to a report in The Desert Sun, “a ‘lockdown’ will be in effect at the [Lodge at Rancho Mirage] property from 3 p.m. today though 10:30 a.m. Sunday.” That jibes with an earlier report that the wedding would take place on Dec. 6 and air Dec. 10. The second part of the wedding “series” airs tonight and includes the bachelor and bachelorette parties. According to ABC, “Even Bob Guiney … travels to the island to participate in the fun and offer the happy couple his good wishes”–and to strip at the bachelorette party?

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.