News Roundup, Nov. 5: Sharon Osbourne Wants to Call It Quits


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Sharon Osbourne doesn’t want camera crews in her home anymore. “The Osbournes” matriarch told Barbara Walters in a special interview for ABC’s 20/20, which will air Wednesday, she wants to end the popular MTV series chronicling the life of her family after the upcoming season. “This is definitely the last year,” Sharon, 50, told Walters in excerpts of the interview released by Walt Disney Co.’s ABC network to Reuters. “We can’t do it anymore. Another 10 shows and I’m out.” Sharon, who was diagnosed with colon cancer over the summer, says the strain of living in a fish bowl has been hard on her family and she regrets agreeing to do the show in the first place. A MTV spokeswoman told Reuters there was no immediate comment from cable music network.


Jonathan Harris, best known for his role as the infamous Dr. Zachary Smith on the hit ’60s show Lost in Space, died Sunday from a blood clot in his heart while receiving therapy for a chronic back problem in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 87.


Andy Garcia is joining the legion of actors-turned-directors by choosing The Lost City, a story about the waning golden days of Havana, Cuba, as his directorial debut. He’ll also star with Robert Duvall, Dustin Hoffman, Benicio Del Toro, Javier Bardem and Benjamin Bratt, playing a nightclub owner caught up in Cuba’s political turmoil in the late 1950s.


According to Variety, ABC is developing an hour-long drama loosely based on the 1998 Steven Soderbergh film Out of Sight starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. The series will focus on the tough but sexy U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco (played by Lopez in the film) as she balances her career and personal life, with focus on her relationship with her father.


Celine Dion is getting into the car business. The New York Times reports she has entered into a cross-promotional partnership with Detroit carmakers Chrysler which includes her appearance in their advertisements, the use of her music and even a special Chrysler song she will sing. The deal is said to be a very lucrative one for the 34-year-old diva, currently in Brussels rehearsing for her Las Vegas show.

Even if their TV show may be no more after next season, the Osbourne family will be hosting the 30th annual American Music Awards at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. The three-hour ABC special will air at 8 p.m. Jan. 13.


The writings of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, who took his own life in 1994, have hit the bookstores Monday. The Associated Press reports Journals is a collection of photocopied pages from Cobain’s personal journals that includes the singer’s doodles, a quiz he made up for driver’s education, a love letter to his wife Courtney Love and even a recipe for shrimp salad.