Ozzy “auctioned [his soul] to be just another MTV cash cow.”

Ozzy “auctioned [his soul] to be just another MTV cash cow.”
Examining Ozzy’s career’s trajectory up to The Osbournes, Jim DeRogatis argues in Salon that “Ozzy today is all about money and celebrity” and says his “public persona has been transformed from a cartoon that was dumb but cool to one that is just plain dumb He also writes that The Osbournes is far from real, citing “his bladder problems” which have been ignored on the show.
+ also: writer turned to Ozzy “for comfort during the worse week of his life.”

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.

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.