Jason Mesnick engaged, “completely in love”

After having his proposal rejected on The Bachelorette 4, Bachelor 13 star Jason Mesnick had his proposal accepted by one of the women on his new show.

“I’m engaged! I found exactly what I was hoping for, what I was looking for. I’m completely in love,” he told People. The single dad added, “I was not looking for a mom. I was looking for a partner for me and a mentor and a friend to Ty.”

“I just really believed this can happen to me. I cannot believe it’s this great!” he said, and his enthusiasm is almost enough to make you think that the show’s track record of mangled relationships might have an exception here, although really it’s just evidence that he has a really short memory about what happens when he thinks he’s fallen in love on TV.

The Bachelor’s Jason Mesnick: ‘I’m Engaged!’ [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.