Jack and Kelly, Sharon's children with former Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne, shot to fame as teenagers in the hit reality series The Osbournes - but their sibling Aimee opted out of filming.
And the rock matriarch is grateful the 26 year old has never been interested in the spotlight, because she fears it would have sparked a bitter sibling rivalry.
She tells Britain's Hello magazine, "I'm lucky they've turned out the way they have, because it would have been a horrible situation otherwise. Aimee has never wanted to be a celebrity, it's not in her, so she isn't competing with Kelly on that level. They respect each other's achievements in their own fields. I don't care how much people claim otherwise, showbiz families have to feel resentment on some level when one sibling achieves greater success than the other."
Kelly Osbourne is getting ready for a whole different kind of reality: rehab.
The 24-year-old daughter of Sharon and rocker Ozzy Osbourne -- himself no stranger to treatment for drugs and alcohol -- has checked into an unnamed center in Los Angeles for 30 days.
Osbourne’s rehab stay was confirmed by People magazine, via the actress/reality star’s London representative: "Kelly Osbourne has voluntarily entered a medical facility to address some personal issues. Her family stands by and supports her."
Additionally, Kelly’s mom, America's Got Talent co-host Sharon, was quoted on Radaronline.com late Thursday night as saying, "Yeah, Kelly's in rehab. What else can we say? She knew that it was the right thing to do at this point and we're proud that she did it. The family is all standing behind her. Kelly knew that she needed help and she's getting it … We just pray that everything's going to be okay."
Kelly, who shot to fame in 2002 when she starred with her family (minus her sister Aimee) in MTV’s reality show The Osbournes, previously checked into rehab nearly five years ago, following an addiction to painkillers.
Kelly and the rest of the Osbourne clan (again, with the exception of Amy) had been filming a new reality show, Osbournes: Reloaded, which is slated to air on Fox sometime early this year.
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There'll be a new Osbourne to watch in the second season of the highly popular MTV series The Osbournes. No, Sharon and Ozzy aren't having a baby; they've adopted 18-year-old Robert Marcato, a friend of their daughters Kelly and Aimee, whose mother died of colon cancer--the same type of cancer Sharon is currently battling. On the show, Marcato will be known as "Baby Osbourne." "We're moving him in as part of the family," Sharon told The New York Post. The Osbournes also will pay for the young man's college education.
Leonardo DiCaprio wants President George Bush to get more involved in protecting the Earth's environment. The Associated Press reports that at a rally organized by Global Green USA in Los Angeles on Monday, DiCaprio called the United States the world's biggest polluter and asked the president to attend the Earth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, later this month. "Mr. Bush, we're asking for your support, to be the president that looks towards the future," DiCaprio stated.
According to an AP report, 'N Sync boy Lance Bass missed the deadline to pay the $20 million fee to shoot him into space. The AP reports Tuesday was the deadline, although Russian officials wouldn't confirm that. Russian Aerospace Agency spokesman Konstantin Kreidenko would say only, "We have a contract, but we don't have any money." Television producer David Krieff told the AP, however, that the space trip plan was going forward. Krieff is planning to produce a TV series documenting Bass' space adventure and said he has several investors already committed to sponsoring the trip.
Variety reports Miramax is looking to remake the Sam Peckinpah film Straw Dogs, which drew controversy over a graphic rape scene when it was released in 1971. The new version of the film, Fear Itself, will follow the same premise, focusing on a husband and wife who are dealing with a random act of violence. When they move from New York to Maine to escape, they realize they can't run away from the threat of violence. John Polson (Swimfan) is attached to direct.
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Flamboyant '80s pop singer Adam Ant pleaded guilty Tuesday to brandishing a pistol and brawling in a northern London pub Jan. 12 after pub customers laughed at his clothes. The singer, once known as "the dandy highwayman," reportedly threatened the patrons with a starting gun after they mocked his cowboy attire, then flung a car alternator through the pub's window. The 47-year-old singer, whose real name is Stuart Goddard, was released on bail until Oct. 2 for sentencing.
Canadian director Atom Egoyan's latest film, Ararat, will open the Toronto International Film Festival in September, marking the third time the acclaimed filmmaker has kicked off the prestigious film festival, the largest in North America, Reuters reports. Other gala films in the festival this year include the premieres of director David Cronenberg's Spider and White Oleander with Michelle Pfeiffer and Renee Zellweger. The festival runs Sept. 5-14.
Sharon Osbourne--wife to Ozzy and mother to Aimee, Jack and Kelly--has been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer and will undergo surgery Wednesday, the family's publicist told Reuters. The type of cancer has not been released but, according to a statement by the Osbournes, Sharon is expected to make a full recovery.
Martha Stewart can't get away from her recent stock imbroglio that easily--or maybe she can. She abruptly canceled her Wednesday appearance on CBS' The Early Show late Tuesday when she learned she'd be asked about the investigation into her stock dealings. She was supposed to go on the show to talk about icebox desserts.
Spencer Breslin, the cherubic kid who starred with Bruce Willis in Disney's The Kid, will join Mike Myers in the film Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. As the popular children's story goes, the wily cat who messes up the lives of a boy (Breslin) and his younger sister also shows them the beauty of the simple things.
Chronicling the lives of Liza Minnelli and new husband David Gest as TV fodder? Yes, that's right. VH1, eager to jump on MTV's The Osbournes hit bandwagon, is in negotiations with the couple to explore their private lives in a reality-style series. Yikes.
After saying goodbye to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash in April, the remaining members of the R&B group TLC are back in the studio to finish the group's fourth album. Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas will be working with Grammy-winning producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (what's with the "nicknames"?).
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Hot off their MTV reality show, Ozzy Osbourne and his lovable, but dysfunctional, family have signed a deal with Pocket Books (under the Simon & Schuster umbrella) for world rights to two books.
In a deal worth more than $3 million, the two books--one a paperback tie-in to the MTV show and the other a hardcover family memoir--come after the Osbournes signed a $20 million deal with MTV for two more seasons.
The trade paperback will be published in November, and the memoir will follow next spring. In the memoir, each Osbourne family member, including the never-before-seen daughter Aimee, will narrate a portion of it. Bleeps and all.
"The Osbournes are a popular phenomenon of the first magnitude," Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group President Carolyn Reidy told Variety.
"Their appeal is multigenerational and covers the entire political and cultural spectrum. We're bleeping delighted to publish them at Simon & Schuster," she added.