next Bachelor won’t be older; is Tina Fabulous the next Bachelorette?

next Bachelor won’t be older; is Tina Fabulous the next Bachelorette?
Bachelor 3 contender Tina Panas, best known as Tina Fabulous, is presently ” traveling the country as a casting assistant to Johnnie Raines, casting producer of” The Bachelor, The Star Tribune’s C.J. reports. Does this mean she’s looking for potential suitors to star in a possible The Bachelorette 3? Raines doesn’t say yes, but he doesn’t say no: “Tina is not at the moment planned to be a new ‘Bachelorette.’ We are finishing up the current ‘Bachelorette’ with Jen Schefft and then [after Byron Velvick’s shows are wrapped] we move on to ‘Bachelor 7′. I don’t know for a fact there is going to be another ‘Bachelorette'; we don’t know until one or two weeks before we begin pre-production that we’re doing a show.” He also says that for The Bachelor 7, there won’t be any more of this old fogie crap. Instead, they’ll go back to having “more traditional Bachelors; he’s not going to be 40.”

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.