Ali Fedotowsky, Roberto Martinez break up

Another couple that met on ABC’s The Bachelorette has broken up: Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez, who met on the sixth season of the show in 2010, are no longer together.

Their representative told People, “Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship. As they go through this difficult time, we ask that you respect the couple’s privacy.”

I love the irony of the request for privacy from a couple that met, fell in love, and got engaged in public, never mind shared other details of their lives publicly. It’s only during the break-up that they realize living lives in public isn’t conducive to healthy relationships?

If you’re counting, that leaves two couples still together from seven seasons of The Bachelorette, and no couples of the 15 who met on The Bachelor, unless we count Jason and Molly, even though she wasn’t his first choice: at best, three out of 22.

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.