women pursuing Jesse Palmer “were sexier, hotter and showed a lot more skin.”

women pursuing Jesse Palmer “were sexier, hotter and showed a lot more skin.”
The Bachelor 5, Giants quarterback Jesse Palmer, will be hunted by 25 women who are younger, “sexier, hotter and showed a lot more skin,” producer Mike Fleiss says. For his part, Palmer tells the New York Daily News that “[t]he fact that 25 women did not know who I was, was important,” although the paper reports that word leaked to the contestants in advance. Jesse also says he “has found that some of the women he’s dated in the past were interested in him for the wrong reasons.” So he agreed to do the show, where of course all of the women will have genuine intentions and will not be interested in him for anything other than his mind.

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.