O-Town’s prima donna side emerges: “We don’t owe you anything.”

O-Town’s prima donna side emerges: “We don’t owe you anything.”
It didn’t take long for O-Town to turn into nasty, self-important, bitchy, arrogant pop stars. First, in an interview with NME.com, Jacob disses their fans and complains about the “crazy” ones. Then, in video interviews, they dismiss Lou Pearlman and the TV show’s involvement in the formation of the group (“they gave us the opportunity to meet each other”), say it’s a double-standard for ‘NSync to diss them (“we have just as much qualities as ‘NSync”), and talk about their package sizes (“O-Town is packin'”).

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.

about the writer

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.