The Bachelorette 3 is “a great opportunity to meet someone,” Jen Schefft says.

The Bachelorette 3 is “a great opportunity to meet someone,” Jen Schefft says.
Why on earth would Jen Schefft, who “won” The Bachelor 3 but then broke off her engagement with its star, want to be on The Bachelorette 3? “I asked myself the same question at the beginning. I just couldn’t say no. … It’s a great opportunity to meet someone,” she tells Knight Ridder. Is she that incapable of meeting people on her own? “It’s easy to meet people. It’s not always easy to meet the right person,” she said. Jen was involved in casting her 25 suitors, and says that “I’ll know each of them or have talked to them or have seen them on tape before the show starts.”

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.