Adam and Sam are still dating; “Melana was happy” with Adam’s selection.

Adam and Sam are still dating; “Melana was happy” with Adam’s selection.
Average Joe: Adam Returns was about as eventful as, well, it was so uneventful I can’t even think of something to compare it to. But at least its star, Adam Mesh, is now happy. After getting dumped on his ass by Melana “I went with the hot-looking dumb one” Scantlin, he went on to rule his own reality show, where he met Samantha Trenk. The couple is still together, Adam tells the News Transcript. He says his parents approve, despite the appearance otherwise: “My parents think Sam is a great girl. I think it was my mother crying that raised questions, but she was crying because she was thinking of my getting married.” Another person that approves of Adam’s selection is Melana. Adam says, “Melana was the first person to call me after I picked Sam. Melana was happy because she said I went with my heart.” That’s especially hilarious since her heart was the last body part Melana was using when she picked Jason over Adam.

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.