Brad Womack returning as The Bachelor

The Bachelor‘s 11th star, Brad Womack is returning as the star of the show’s 15th season. That report is contrary to other reports that the show would be fronted by either alumnus Ty Brown or Chris Lambton, who reportedly rejected the offer back in August, and was subsequently protected by Chris Harrison.

“All signs are pointing to Brad being the next Bachelor. And it’s not that far fetched because apparently they asked him last year before asking Jake Pavelka,” Steve Carbone, aka Reality Steve, told Star Magazine.

The well-connected blogger, whose reports on the show are nearly always exactly right, later wrote on Twitter, “Not a rumor anymore. Brad Womack will be the next Bachelor. Expect them to officially announce it later this week, if not tonight on DWTS.”

Texas bar owner Brad is essentially responsible for the show’s resurgence. During his season’s finale, Brad rejected both women, leading the show to embrace its failures instead of–or alongside–the fairy tale bullshit.

Brad Womack: The Next Bachelor! [Star Magazine]

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.