Roseanne-Ozzy meeting has lots of real appeal

Fri Feb 28, 2:52 AM ET
By Michael Schneider

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Call it "When Reality Shows Collide."

A camera crew following Roseanne as she shopped at the Barney's New York store in Beverly Hills this week ran into another camera crew shooting Ozzy Osbourne as he -- you guessed it -- also shopped.

Of course, Ozzy's cameras caught the spectacle, as did Roseanne's, so expect to see two different takes of the random meeting on MTV's "The Osbournes" and Roseanne's upcoming ABC reality series.

In this reality-soaked TV era, the encounter was probably inevitable. While film shoots are easy to find while driving around the streets of Los Angeles, it's also become common to spot people going about their business as cameras tag along behind them.

"It was the ultimate reality moment," said ABC alternative series and specials executive Andrea Wong. "The only thing that would have made it better is if Anna Nicole Smith had shown up."