Sharon, agent fight at LA restaurant.

Sharon, agent fight at LA restaurant.
Sharon Osbourne got into a fight with a talent agent at a restaurant late last week. The Osbournes matriarch and ICM agent Renee Tab had “a verbal dispute stemming from a raffle at an Osbourne party,” according to an LAPD spokesperson quoted in the LA Times. The agent won a $15,000 necklace even though she wasn’t invited to the party. Sharon says she was hit in the face and the agent says Sharon spit at her; a statement from Sharon’s agent said she was “viciously assaulted.” The LA Times reports that “[n]either woman was arrested, but both were interviewed and photographed. If investigators determine that a misdemeanor assault occurred, they will refer the case to the Los Angeles city attorney for possible prosecution.”

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.

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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.