Sean Lowe’s Bachelor and possible engagement spoiled

The Bachelor‘s 17th season won’t debut until January 7, but the woman Sean Lowe selects and what happens during the final rose ceremony has already been revealed, thanks to Reality Steve, of course.

Steve reveals that the spoiler, below, is “1000% confirmed” and acknowledges skeptics might point to the season when he was wrong, but says it is not “a guess” or “speculation,” but “confirmed.” Steve also reveals who will attend JP and Ashley’s wedding this Saturday. Stop reading now if you don’t want to know.

The woman Sean apparently selects is Catherine Giudici, who’s a 26-year-old a freelance graphic designer and also works as a “visual designer for display advertising at Amazon,” according to her LinkedIn profile. She lives in Seattle and writes about meatless food for Seattleite, where her bio calls her an “opportunistic vegan.”

Her ABC bio says that she admires “[a]nyone who can look beyond themselves and unselfishly help others. Giving more than they may have. They are an example for us all.”

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.