Australia-born Popstars now facing competition from its imitators.

Australia-born Popstars now facing competition from its imitators.
Two years ago, “Australia exported Popstars to the world.” Now “two [Australian] networks are bidding for a pale imitation,” The Sydney Morning Herald reports. It looks at the shows evolution and imitation beyond Australia’s shores, and also examines other copycat shows and how disputes over similarities are resolved. Because of the similarities, the UK’s Pop Idol isn’t allowed to use the word “Pop” in its title outside of Britain, and now there’s a similar conflict between Survivor and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.


More Married at First Sight

Married at First Sight couples

The couples who stayed together after being Married at First Sight--Jason Carrion and Cortney Hendrix, and Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis--are now being followed by cameras for a brand-new reality series.

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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.