Meredith picks Ian, who proposes.

Meredith picks Ian, who proposes.
The second Bachelorette concluded with the “most amazing finale ever,” which included both a love connection and a proposal–and a broken heart. Small chandeliers dangling from her ears, Meredith professed her love for Ian, and then they had the most abbreviated proposal in the history of the universe. Ian got down on his knee, nuzzled her stomach, and expressed his shock that he was proposing. Then they spoke from the bottoms of their souls: “Will you?” “Yes!” “You will?” “Yes.” Before that poetic moment, though, she had to dump Matthew’s ass back into the limo. On the ride to talk to her, Matthew said, “I’m in love with Meredith.” On the ride after being dumped, he said, “This is insane. This is crazy. … The saddest thing about all this is that my heart is with someone that doesn’t want me. … Am I a fool to do what I’ve done?” To paraphrase Meredith and Ian, “Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.”

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.