Emily Maynard’s Bachelorette clothing budget: $350,000+

The Bachelorette star Emily Maynard had a $350,000 clothing budget that they exceeded, according to her stylist.

In an interview with In Touch, Emily’s stylist, Cary Fetman, said the clothing budget “was bigger than any previous season — and we still went over!”

Fetman views his work with her as playing with an object–“For me, it was like dressing a Barbie doll!”–a comparison that probably shouldn’t be surprising in the outrageously sexist context of this show or the rest of the interview, in which he says things like, “She loves to be a girlie girl.” Cue barfing on the expensive clothing.

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.