Osbournes renewed; Ozzy was addicted to pain meds during filming.

Osbournes renewed; Ozzy was addicted to pain meds during filming.
The Osbournes has been renewed for a second season according to Entertainment Weekly’s cover story this week. It will be filmed at “the family’s 100-year-old farmhouse, located in a small town in England.” Among the article’s other revelations: The family was paid $20,000 per episode; Ozzy is on “antipsychotic medication” which causes “Parkinson’s-like tremors”; Ozzy became addicted to Vicodin, a pain reliever prescribed for his leg injury, during the taping of the show; and Kelly is best friends with Mandy Moore.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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