Trista , Ryan will have a K-Y sponsored dinner with married contest winners.

Trista , Ryan will have a K-Y sponsored dinner with married contest winners.
If you’re married and the lucky winner of a new contest, you and your partner might get join Bachelorette Trista Rehn and firefighter husband Ryan Sutter for a dinner that will be lubricated by K-Y Jelly. Apparently not satisfied with the $1 million ABC paid them to whore their wedding on national television, the two “have agreed to go on a double date with a married couple who win a national sweepstakes sponsored by the makers of the personal lubricant,” the Denver Post’s Bill Husted reports. The meal, part of a two-day trip to L.A. in early August, is described as a “two-hour, intimate dinner,” with the intimate part possibly being facilitated by buckets and buckets of K-Y. That evening has been designated as National Date Night by K-Y, which says couples should use it to “enjoy an intimate evening together…alone.” Or, if you win the contest, with Trista, Ryan, and maybe even his fire hose.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

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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.