MTV sued by Osbournes’ designer; Courtney Love, Sharon trade insults.

MTV sued by Osbournes’ designer; Courtney Love, Sharon trade insults.
The company that decorated The Osbournes house and the set of Sharon’s talk show’s has sued MTV, Telepictures, and others failed to pay Bountiful more than $356,000 for design work on ‘The Osbournes,’ and almost $315,000 for design work on ‘The Sharon Osbourne Show.'” The company says “it was not paid in full for selling decorative furniture and other accessories, as well as for providing design consultation, on the two shows.” Meanwhile, Sharon is defending Jack’s honor from attacks by Courtney Love. At an Oscar party, Courtney allegedly called Jack “Oxy Boy,” Jeannette Walls reports, “[a]nd was asking him when he’s going to shut up about OxyContin,” which Courtney was addicted to. Sharon later told Courtney to “stay away from my boy” and said that Love “is this far [and then she indicated a small space with her fingers] away from looking like Michael Jackson’s.”

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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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.

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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.