Jack Osbourne says fame is “a really, really hard thing to deal with.”

Jack Osbourne says fame is “a really, really hard thing to deal with.”
On the occasion of The Osbournes debut in Canada, which happens on Tuesday, Jack Osbourne tells the Calgary Sun that the unbleeped version of the show that will air in Canada, just like it airs in Europe, is “just normal.” He also talks about the fame that came with the show’s success, saying “I personally found it a really, really hard thing to deal with. I never saw any reason to be famous. … All these people look at you and some people, because they see you on TV, some people think you’re a part of them. They take it all super-literally. It’s really uncomfortable.”
+ plus: Kelly Osbourne pulls out of movie.

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.