what happened to Eden’s Crush, Scene 23, O-Town and Flickerstick?

what happened to Eden’s Crush, Scene 23, O-Town and Flickerstick?
What happened to the four groups spawned on U.S. reality TV shows? Entertainment Weekly has the lowdown. Two of the groups, Eden’s Crush and Scene 23, born on Popstars and Popstars 2 respectively, broke up earlier this year after their record label went under. London-Sire also released albums by Guster, Aphex Twin, The Avalanches, and The Tragically Hip; after it closed, Scene 23 tried to move to Atlantic, but when that didn’t work, they broke up. Member Josh Henderson is modeling, acting, and trying to go solo. Boy band O-Town turned down a fourth season of Making the Band, leading the way for the hip-hop edition of the show that Bunim-Murray is currently casting. The group will release their second album Oct. 1, and are currently touring. Finally, Flickerstick, which actually existed before its appearance on TV as part of Bands on the Run, is still touring.

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.