Supernova calls Rock Star 2’s planned new group Supernova a “poseur”

CBS’s announcement that a new band named Supernova would be formed on Rock Star 2 was surprising to some people because a band named Supernova already exists.

Reviewing the group’s 2000 record Pop As a Weapon, an All Music Guide reviewer said “the Orange County trio ranks as one of the most underrated acts of the ’90s.” They’re apparently so underrated that no one, including the producers of the show, has heard of them before.

The band isn’t exactly fighting back, but they aren’t happy, either. On the band’s MySpace page, there isn’t a lot of information, but there is this statement about the show:

“If you are looking for the CBS Rockstar reality tv show group that has announced plans to invent a band called ‘supernova,’ sorry but you have come to the wrong place. Maybe you can find them at “poseur.com”

Supernova [MySpace]
Supernova [All Music Guide]

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.