Jesse wanted to be the Bachelor so he could be anonymous; Giants warn him.

Jesse wanted to be the Bachelor so he could be anonymous; Giants warn him.
The Bachelor number five and second-string quarterback for the Giants Jesse Palmer says he decided to participate in the ABC series because he could be anonymous. He tells TV Guide, “When this opportunity came up, I thought it was great because the women didn’t know who I was or what I did for a living, which put us all on an even playing field. In the past, it became obvious that (some women) were more interested in saying to people, ‘Hey, I’m dating a professional athlete.'” A Giants spokesperson said that Jesse “should be careful not to do anything that will reflect poorly on the Giants because then we would have a problem.” Like, whore yourself on a reality TV show, maybe?

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.

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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.