Top Story: Osbourne Gets Caught in Cat Fight
Sharon Osbourne was allegedly involved in a minor fracas at a Los Angeles restaurant Thursday evening. The Associated Press reports that police were called in when Osbourne, who was dining with rocker husband Ozzy and son Jack, apparently had a squabble with agent Renee Tab and allegedly “started spitting on [Tab] and calling her names,” Tab’s attorney, Nejila Brent, told AP. Osbourne‘s spokeswoman, however, claims Sharon had been “viciously assaulted” and treated at a hospital for injuries, although she couldn’t comment on what those injuries were, AP reports. Tab, who works for the talent agency ICM, has been at odds with MTV’s The Osbournes‘ matriarch since January when the agent attended an Osbourne party allegedly uninvited and ultimately won a hefty door prize–a $15,000 necklace.
Penn’s Car Found Minus Guns
Police told Reuters that they found Sean Penn‘s stolen black 1987 Buick Grand National on Friday. The two guns that were inside the car when it was taken, however, are reportedly still missing. Penn had permits for the guns.
Crowe Honeymoons Australian-Style
Russell Crowe and his new bride, Danielle Spencer, currently on a “self-drive honeymoon” around Australia, were spotted in the city of Rockhampton on Australia’s east coast, Brisbane’s Courier-Mail newspaper reported. After dining at local restaurant, Crowe signed some autographs. “I’m a local but if I was a movie star or a singer, Rockhampton is the last place I’d come for a honeymoon,” one fan told AP.
Wannabe Rapper Murders for “Gangsta” Image
A wrongful death lawsuit filed against aspiring rapper Antron Singleton (aka “Big Lurch”), Death Row Records, Stress Free records and two employees claims Singleton murdered the plaintiff’s daughter, his roommate Tynisha Ysais, and ate part of her lung as part of a Death Row Records plan to cultivate a “gangsta” image for the rapper, Reuters reports. Ysais’ mother, Carolyn Stinson, claims in her suit that Death Row Records, headed by Marion “Suge” Knight, provided Singleton with drugs “to encourage [him] to act out in an extreme violent manner so as to make him more marketable as a ‘Gansta Rap’ artist,” Reuters reports. Police found Singleton staggering naked and covered in blood in a Los Angeles street April 10, 2002. He has been charged with the murder and is awaiting trial.
British Prime Minister Goes “D’oh!”
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has decided to play himself in animated form for an upcoming episode to the hit show The Simpsons. Reuters reports Blair recorded the few lines of dialogue Friday, mostly promoting Britain’s tourist industry, for a segment featuring the Simpsons on vacation in England.
Role Call, Part I: Knight Rider Hits Big Screen; Scary Movie 4 on the Way
Revolution Studios will make a feature film based on the hit ’80s NBC TV show Knight Rider, which revolved around crimefighters Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) and his talking car K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand), a sleek black Pontiac Trans Am. … If you’re looking for more Scary fun, Dimension Films has greenlit a fourth installment of the Scary Movie franchise with a handful of the cast reprising roles, Variety reports. Scary Movie 3 is being released in October.
Role Call, Part II: McConaughey Is Parched in Sahara; Olsen Twins Go New York
Matthew McConaughey is in final negotiations to star in the feature film adaptation of Clive Cussler’s 1992 novel Sahara. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will focus on the first installment of Cussler’s best-selling Dirk Pitt series where the intrepid adventurer and explorer (McConaughey) searches the African desert for a toxin that is killing marine life (if that makes any sense) … On the lighter side, those cute Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, will join director Dennie Gordon (What a Girl Wants) for New York Minute, an action-adventure comedy described as a cross between Charlie’s Angels and After Hours. Think those two will ever go solo? Just wondering.