Brad Womack’s dad “shocked” by comments; Brad’s ex says he proposed last summer

The Bachelor star Brad Womack’s ex-girlfriend is getting herself some attention by telling a tabloid that Brad proposed to her before filming his second season of the show, and stayed in contact with her during it.

Laurel Kagay told Us Weekly, “I’m sure the girl he picked would want to know that he was proposing to another woman right before he started taping the show. I would want to know.” The magazine says he sent her e.mail messages during the show, and she said, “Even when we weren’t together, he would say how much he loved me and was going to marry me.”

Meanwhile, Brad’s dad Steve Womack, who has been blamed by Brad for his commitment issues, told Star “I was shocked when I saw how Brad talks about our relationship. We talk at least once a week and we text message all the time.”

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.