Osbournes first season on DVD today; Ozzy bumps into Roseanne.

Osbournes first season on DVD today; Ozzy bumps into Roseanne.
The first season of The Osbournes is out on DVD today in two forms. You can get the uncensored version and watch the series as it appeared on TV, or buy the censored version and hear every curse word just like the lucky folks in Canada did. Both versions are “jam-packed with funky/affectionate offshoots,” according to a review, which include commentary tracks, new footage, bloopers, and an “Ozzy Translator” that subtitles Ozzy’s words using text and drawings. Meanwhile, Ozzy’s camera crew recently ran into a camera crew from Roseanne’s new ABC reality TV show while both were shopping at Barney’s in Beverly Hills. An ABC exec called it “the ultimate reality moment.”

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.