Donny Osmond will be on Dancing with the Stars 8

Three seasons after his sister appeared on the show, Donny Osmond confirmed he will be on Dancing with the Stars 8. He revealed that on the episode of Bonnie Hunt’s syndicated talk show that airs today.

Asked if he’d ever consider being on the show, Donny said, “Well I guess I am making an announcement. I’ll say I am seriously considering doing it, let’s put it that way. I guess I just let the cat out of the bag!”

He added, “I can’t let my sister upstage me. Besides, who do you think taught her how to dance?” When Marie said that “the men do half the work,” Donny replied, “That’s why I’m doing it, baby! It is going to be very difficult because I am going to be doing Vegas on top of doing ‘Dancing with the Stars.'”

Marie Osmond was on the fifth season, and while their father died during the competition, she stayed on the show and ultimately made it to the finale.

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.

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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.