Andy Baldwin, Marla Maples confirm they’re dating

Bachelor 10 star Andy Baldwin and Donald Trump’s ex Marla Maples are officially dating. They were together in the audience of Dancing with the Stars last night, and Marla stars in the new CBS series Secret Talents of the Stars, a talent competition that debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

Marla, who’s 44, told OK! Magazine that “Andrew is awesome. He’s a great human being. We both love sports; we both love giving back. We’re having a great time. … We try to lift and inspire each other.”

They’ve only been dating since February. “We met (last year) and I found her to be very sweet, positive. She’s polite and respectful and has a great heart,” Andy, 31, told People.

As to his relationship with Tessa Horst–they broke up in August, and he was spotted with another woman shortly thereafter–he says that they’re still friends. “I definitely care for her a great deal. I have no regrets about that experience or the relationship that we had,” he said.

Marla Maples Talks About Her Bachelor Boyfriend [OK! Magazine]
Bachelor Speaks Out About Romance With Marla Maples [People]

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.