Sharon’s cancer-free; Osbournes made about $62.7 million last year.

Sharon’s cancer-free; Osbournes made about $62.7 million last year.
Ozzy announced yesterday that The Osbournes matriarch Sharon is cancer-free. In an interview in Kerrang, Ozzy said “[s]he’s got no cancer in her body now, they tell me, but there’s always a chance of it coming back. She’s doing great, but I must confess that I’m still worried about her.” In other news, the family made £40 last year, which is about $62.7 million, ITV reports. That income includes everything, including products like their DVD and music-related ventures like Ozzfest.
+ also: Jack will host a talk show on the UK’s Channel 4.

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.