Ben Flajnik’s Bachelor women revealed, including an elderly woman

Some of the women who will date Ben Flajnik on The Bachelor 16 have been identified, and that includes the elderly woman on crutches who appears in an ABC promo.

That the women are being identified isn’t a surprise, since they were filmed in public earlier this fall, leading the production to threaten a newspaper

Doing what he does, Reality Steve has identified 16 of the women so far, and that includes the woman who appears at the very end of the preview below: a senior citizen who tells Ben, “I fell madly in love with you.”

The audio and editing are weird, however, and there’s a good reason: she’s not really a bachelorette. Steve reports that “someone’s grandma actually gets out of the limo first to surprise Ben. The grandma then introduces her granddaughter to Ben.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.