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 Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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.