DeAnna Pappas will star in The Bachelorette 4

DeAnna Pappas, one of the two women rejected by Brad Womack during The Bachelor 11‘s finale, will star in The Bachelorette 4 this summer.

She was chosen because she “demonstrated her assertiveness and independent nature during the series, setting her apart from the other women,” according to an ABC press release. It calls her “an immediate fan favorite” and brags that “she was the final woman remaining on the finale of ‘The Bachelor’ in November,” although it admits that she, too, was dumped.

Producers are now casting for the 25 men who will date DeAnna.

Deanna Gets a Second Chance at Love When She Becomes “The Bachelorette” This Summer on ABC [ABC press release]

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.