Byron is “in love” and “was overwhelmed with the quality of the women.”

Byron is “in love” and “was overwhelmed with the quality of the women.”
If you can slog through the self-congratulatory star-fucking and self-promotion, you’ll discover that E! Online gossip columnist Kristin’s column sometimes includes actual information. And at least she writes in coherent sentences, unlike her E! colleague Ted “What?!” Casablanca. Anyway, Kristin, formerly known for no particular reason as Wanda, reports on her encounter with The Bachelor 6‘s Byron, who told her, “I am in love. I miss her and I think about her constantly, and I’m so happy to have found her through this experience.” (Tangentially, maybe this is why all five Bachelor relationships have failed: the producers force the couple to stay away from each other for months. That’s like jumping straight to marriage.) Kristin also reports that Byron was thrilled with the grade-A pickings the producers provided him with: “I was overwhelmed with the quality of the women.” He attributes the possibility for relationship success to age, saying, “Young people don’t have any idea of what they’re looking for yet in life. They’re still trying to find themselves. When you’re older, you can really appreciate the person, because it’s more like, Wow, it took forever to find you.”

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.