MTV on Ozzy’s crash: “We don’t want [the show] to become General Hospital.”

MTV on Ozzy’s crash: “We don’t want [the show] to become General Hospital.”
MTV isn’t sure whether or not they’ll include the aftermath of Ozzy’s ATV crash on the next season of The Osbournes. A heartless bastard “insider” tells MSNBC’s Jeanette Walls (second item), “We already went through Sharon Osbourne’s recovery from cancer. We don’t want [the show] to become ‘General Hospital.'” That bastard also says Ozzy’s recent revelation that he was high on meds during season two “sort of undermines the humor when you realize that all this doddering and stammering isn’t the after affects of drugs he took twenty years ago. A spokesperson for MTV is a bit more kind, saying that “whether or not they are actually filming is something that MTV would decide with the family. Clearly we want Ozzy to get better. That comes first.”

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.