All-star Bachelor being planned, magazine claims

A reunion of former The Bachelor contestants is being planned for a future season, according to a tabloid magazine’s report.

Citing an In Touch Weekly story that’s not yet online, MSNBC’s Courtney Hazlett reports that there will be “a one-time reunion of past contestants” and “is set to begin filming in January and will launch with a three-day Mexican cruise.”

In Touch’s story quotes an anonymous source who allegedly says producers “will bring back people from the very beginning of the franchise” and claims the show show is “going to be a bit racier than ‘The Bachelor.'”

Here come the grooms on ‘Sex and the City’ [MSNBC]

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.