Ozzy says he didn’t father child.

Ozzy says he didn’t father child.
Ozzy Osbourne “has been accused, in a letter, of fathering a six-year-old child,” but he says “he underwent a vasectomy 17 years ago” so he isn’t the father, E! Online reports. The Osbournes patriarch said in a statement, “The most precious thing I have in my life is my marriage and my children and now someone is trying to destroy the harmony in my family. This is not going to happen.” There aren’t many details about the woman’s letter, which apparently included a request for “an ‘out-of-court settlement.'”
+ also: Sharon’s talk show getting “bad buzz.”

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.