viewers visit firefighter Ryan at work; Jesse Palmer already on the market.

viewers visit firefighter Ryan at work; Jesse Palmer already on the market.
Bachelorette couple Trista and Ryan have settled in Vail, Colorado, after getting married on ABC late last year. They are “having a great time together,” Ryan tells Firefighter Ryan also says he’s visited often at work by fans. They include “families with teenagers, college students around Spring Break time, older retired ladies and sometimes a few guys who just come to say hi.” Hopefully they get out of his way when there’s, like, a fire. Meanwhile, Jesse Palmer is apparently already looking for additional attention. The NY Post’s Elisa Lipsky-Karasz reports (last item) that Jesse “was out on the town last Thursday night, collecting a phone number from at least one pretty blonde, who gave her name only as Raleigh.” Apparently, though, his heart is still with the woman he met on the show, as Raleigh “was a dead ringer for 22-year-old Jessica Bowlin.”

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.