“Sharon’s not going to let this show not happen.”

“Sharon’s not going to let this show not happen”; Ozzy wants interview pulled.
With Sharon’s illness and Ozzy’s present condition (he says his “spirit’s dead”), the future of the previously comedic The Osbournes is in question. While MTV officially says their “first concern is for Sharon’s health and well-being,” an insider tells Variety, “Sharon’s not going to let this show not happen.” Although taping is currently underway for the second season, the footage shot next month when all the family members are back together in one place “is most likely to be included in future episodes,” Variety reports. The second season may debut in the winter instead of this fall.
+ also: Ozzy wants tonight’s FOX interview pulled; says it was conducted “under false pretenses.”

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.