The Bachelor 10 currently in production in Los Angeles

The next season of ABC’s The Bachelor is currently in production in Los Angeles, The New York Daily News’ Ben Widdicombe reports.

His “spy” says, “They’re filming the next season of ‘The Bachelor’ at the pool here. All the contestants were running around doing some kind of a triathlon.” The location is the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, and the bachelor Andy Baldwin is a triathlete and in the Navy, hence, apparently, the triathlon competition.

The spy also claims that Baldwin “was standing there filming a segment where he was swimming. When he was all done, and the cameras were off, he pulled a sock out of his swimsuit.” But why would he do that in public, even if the cameras were off? Would he want the women and/or the crew to know that he was augmenting his assets?

Put a sock in it! [New York Daily News]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.

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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.