Trista Rehn says she isn’t sure why all Bachelor relationships have failed.

Trista Rehn says she isn’t sure why all Bachelor relationships have failed.
ABC’s cornerstone reality series The Bachelor has produced zero successful relationships, while both seasons of The Bachelorette have produced, so far, happy couples. The first Bachelorette, Trista Rehn, says she isn’t sure why this is, although she suspects intervention from heaven. “I don’t know that there’s a magic potion. It may just be the luck of the draw that Meredith and I found who we were supposed to be with, and someone was watching over us.” She adds, “I don’t know if it’s because it’s TV and the media craze that happens afterwards, or whether [the other couples] were really ready.” Trista is now living in Colorado with poet/firefighter husband Ryan, and says she’s not pregnant.

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.