Jen Schefft will be the third Bachelorette; will an Olympian be the sixth Bachelor?

Jen Schefft will be the third Bachelorette; will an Olympian be the sixth Bachelor?
The woman who was chosen by Andrew Firestone on The Bachelor 3 will head up her own season of the series. Jen Schefft is going to be the star of The Bachelorette 3, which tapes this fall and will air next January. Meanwhile, a gold medal-winning Olympic athlete is being considered to front The Bachelor 6. Steven Lopez earned a gold medal in taekwondo during the 2000 Olympics, and now “ABC [is] reportedly considering the 25-year-old for a spot on The Bachelor.” He and his family are “cautiously mulling over the idea, said Lopez’s coach and older brother, Jean Lopez,” The Houston Chronicle reports. However, he’s currently heading to Athens, and being on a dating show where he’ll meet someone only to break up with her months later isn’t at the top of his list right now: “I haven’t really given it a second thought just because I’m training for the Olympics, and I think that is just a tad bit more important than anything else at this moment,” he says.

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.