Trish says she’s a victim of editing.

Trish says she’s a victim of editing.
The Bachelor 5 villain Trish says she’s not like the woman we saw on TV calling herself “a money-grubbing, gold-digging whore.” For one, she says she never said that, sort of, telling TV Guide, “The producers took a clip from a conversation we had around the dinner table about different types of women. That wasn’t even pertaining to me. … I’m not that way. I’m the complete opposite, if anything.” Her parents are okay with everything they saw, she says; they said, “We understand. It’s TV and it’s editing. It’s OK.” She says that a lot of the negative footage of her “they put in a lot more things that took place in the house”–compared to earlier seasons, which she says “have been pretty straightforward — they were basically dates, video messages, rose ceremonies and maybe a shot of the girls laying at the pool.” Why is she coming back next week? She says the producers “saw me not having any concept of what was going on” and said, “You didn’t get a fair shot at this.”

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.