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Sharon Osbourne (born 9.10.1952) Sharon Osbourne is married to rock singer Ozzy Osbourne. Though Sharon was known in the music industry as Ozzy's manager, she rose to prominence in the public eye when The Osbournes was shown on MTV: a reality show that tracked her family's lives.

Childhood & Parents: Sharon Osbourne was raised in Brixton, London. Her father, Don Arden, was a music promoter. Don was Jewish and Sharon's mother, Hope Arden, was a Roman Catholic.

Sharon Osbourne's relationships with both her mother and father have both been fraught. Sharon has publicly stated that her father was a violent man and that she regularly saw him brandishing weapons and firearms as a means to intimidate people. When Don managed Black Sabbath, he sacked Ozzy from the group. Resenting his daughter's relationship with Ozzy, he set dogs on her when she was pregnant and she suffered a miscarriage as a result. Sharon did not speak to Don for 20 years. They were reunited in 2001 and Don appeared in The Osbournes.

Hope Arden was involved in a serious car accident, which Sharon believes changed her mother's personality and she was apparently unaffected by her mother's death.

Ozzy & The Kids: Sharon met Ozzy when she was 17 and working for her father, who managed Ozzy's band at the time. When Don fired Ozzy from Black Sabbath, Sharon became both his partner and his manager, launching a successful solo career for him.

Sharon and Ozzy married in Hawaii in 1982. The turbulent nature of their early years together has been widely reported. Sharon was once arrested for drink-driving and the pair were physically violent, with Ozzy once knocking out Sharon's front teeth, whilst she has thrown a full bottle of drink at his head. In 1989, Ozzy was arrested for her attempted murder. He tried to strangle her whilst under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Sharon and Ozzy have had three children together, Aimee, Kelly and Jack. In 2002, they adopted Robert Marcato, a friend of Aimee and Kelly's, after his mother died of cancer.

In 2002, Sharon herself was diagnosed with cancer, which spread to her lymph nodes. She battled a 33% chance of survival and beat the disease and has since donated much time and money to cancer treatment and research.

Music Management Career: Sharon Osbourne is widely credited for the success of Ozzfest, the summer touring festival, featuring Ozzy Osbourne. The festival celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006 and is recognized for helping to launch the careers of the likes of Slipknot, Marilyn Manson and Limp Bizkit.

Sharon has also managed Coal Chamber and, briefly, Smashing Pumpkins. She resigned from that role, claiming that Billy Corgan was making her sick. She has reportedly turned down requests for career guidance from Courtney Love and Guns N' Roses.

TV Work: The Osbournes, the MTV reality show, brought a huge amount of media attention to Sharon and her family and is credited for bringing Ozzy out of the shadows of heavy metal music and into mainstream culture's consciousness. The show began airing in 2002 and ended in 2005 and earned MTV its highest viewings figures in Britain and the US.

Following the success of the Osbournes, Sharon hosted her own talk show, The Sharon Osbourne Show, shown in the States and the UK. In the show, she tried to recreate the homely atmosphere of the reality show and conducted interviews on a giant bed. The show lasted for one season, following bad reviews and low ratings.

Sharon Osbourne was chosen by Simon Cowell to appear as a judge on the talent contest show The X-Factor between 2004-7. She also appeared on the spin-off show The X-Factor: Battle of the Stars. Appearing on the show was Rebecca Loos, who had recently claimed to have had an affair with footballer David Beckham. Being good friends with Beckham's wife, Victoria, Sharon publicly humiliated Rebecca Loos, who took a great deal of convincing to stay in the show. She has also appeared alongside David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan as a judge on America's Got Talent.

In the Sunday Times Rich List 2006, Sharon Osbourne was ranked 44th in the list of the richest women in Britain.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Footloose And Cancer-Free: Mr T, Kylie Minogue And More Who Beat The Big C


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Cancer is a foul disease that leaves suffering and death in its wake far too often. No amount of money or fame can protect you from it, but very often it can be beaten. When a celebrity overcomes such a hurdle in their lives, it's an inspiration to regular people everywhere.

Here are just a few stars who have been struck and struck back at cancer and survived: 

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Kelly Osbourne Reveals Ozzy Overdosed On Pills While Sharon Was Battling Cancer


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Kelly Osbourne has revealed that her father Ozzy took an overdose of pills after learning that his wife Sharon had suffered a seizure during her cancer treatments.

In her upcoming book There Is No F**cking Secret: Letters From A Badass Bitch, Kelly writes that Ozzy ended up being rushed to hospital in the same ambulance as his wife, after downing a handful of pills and washing them down with vodka.

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Simon Cowell Saves Honey G On 'The X Factor', But He Still Doesn't Think She Can Win


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Simon Cowell angered ‘x factor’ viewers again on Sunday night when he chose to save ‘novelty act’ Honey G over singer Ryan Lawrie.

The music mogul later explained his controversial decision on spin-off show ‘Xtra Factor’, where he also revealed he doesn't believe Honey can win the show.

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Sharon Osbourne arrives at Fountain studios for x factor rehearsals ahead of this weekend's live show at x factor - London, United Kingdom - Friday 14th October 2016

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Sharon Osbourne arrives at Fountain studios for x factor rehearsals ahead of this weekend's live show at x factor - London, United Kingdom - Friday 14th October 2016

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Nicki Minaj Slams Sharon Osbourne As A "Hypocrite" Over Nudity Double Standards


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Nicki Minaj has branded ‘The X Factor’ judge Sharon Osbourne as a “hypocrite”, calling out her double standards in describing her ‘Anaconda’ artwork as “trashy” while praising Kim Kardashian’s nude selfies as “inspiring”.

The 33 year old rapper and performer condemned what she believes are double standards that black women face when it comes to nudity and beauty, highlighting that Osbourne called her 2014 single artwork for ‘Anaconda’ a “cheap porno cover of a DVD”, but calling Kim Kardashian’s internet-breaking series of nude selfies as “inspiring”.

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'X Factor' Living Doll Sada Vidoo Is Already A 'Platinum-Selling Artist' In Demark


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The most memorable contestant on Sunday night’s ‘X Factor’ auditions was undoubtably Sada Vidoo, a ‘living doll’ who gained four yeses from the judges for her rendition of ‘Love Is A Battlefield’. But while Sada may have been new to British TV viewers, it’s now be claimed that she is actually an established platinum-selling act from Denmark.

Continue reading: 'X Factor' Living Doll Sada Vidoo Is Already A 'Platinum-Selling Artist' In Demark

Revamped 'X Factor' Scores Lowest Ratings In 10 Years, But ITV Have No Plans To Axe It


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The ‘x factor’s’ return on Saturday night gave the ITV talent show its lowest ratings for a series opener in 10 years, despite the revamped judging panel. On Saturday night Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh all returned to the show as judges, alongside Simon Cowell, while Dermot O’Leary was back as host.

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But the much hyped return of the fan-favourite judges didn't give the show the ratings boost it had hoped for. On Saturday night 6.8 million viewers tuned in, which was 800,000 down from last year's launch episode and the lowest numbers for a series opener since 2005.

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Simon Cowell And Sharon Osbourne Miss 'The X Factor' Launch Event


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The new series of ‘The X Factor’ seems to have gotten off to an inauspicious start, after judges Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne failed to show up for the 13th series’ launch event this week.

56 year old Simon and 63 year old Sharon were both no-shows at the central London hotel on Thursday night (August 25th), as the other two judges Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh were left to do press commitments.

Cowell is currently busy with the final stages of ‘America’s Got Talent’ and was obviously unavailable, but Osbourne’s excuse was ‘filming commitments’ – whatever that means.

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Ozzy Osbourne Having "Intense Therapy" For Sex Addiction, As Former Mistress Reveals Details Of Their Affair


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Following reports earlier this year of an affair with his former hairstylist, metal singer and reality TV star Ozzy Osbourne is said to be in “intense therapy” for sex addiction.

The singer’s 33-year marriage to wife Sharon was widely reported to have been ended for good back in May, when reports that Ozzy has engaged in a four-year-long love affair with his former stylist, Michelle Pugh, hit headlines.

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Ozzy Osbourne Reunites With Sharon For Painfully Awkward Press Conference


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It was such a cringeworthy moment that it was almost painful for everyone involved, but Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne were forced to put their game faces on and pretend all was well as they re-united briefly in a Hollywood press conference to announce Ozzfest Meets Knotfest yesterday (May 12th 2016).

Sharon and Ozzy OsbourneThings still looked tense between Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne

Unfortunately, Sharon is still acting as husband Ozzy's manager despite their very recent break-up, so she deserves a huge amount of respect for bravely attending the latest press announcement despite knowing that questions would be raised about their future together as a couple. Needless to say, it was as awkward as you could have imagined it would be.

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Ozzy Osbourne Apparently Missing After Being Thrown Out By Wife Sharon Over Cheating Accusations


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In what could be an alarming development in the unfolding saga of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s marriage breakdown, the Black Sabbath rock star has gone missing and cannot be tracked down, with his children “worried” about him and urging him to make contact, according to some reports.

Their 30 year old son Jack, in particular, is said to be desperate to talk to his father but can’t find him anywhere, having contacted stylist Michelle Pugh, the person with whom Ozzy is alleged to have cheated. However, she did not turn up for work on Sunday.

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Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler , Julie Chen - People's Choice Awards 2016 held at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live. - Press Room at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live, People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016

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Sharon Osbourne - 'Extra' correspondant Terri Seymour's baby shower at Pump Lounge - West Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 31st January 2015

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Kelly Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne - 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing/After Party - Inside - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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