Sharon Osbourne is throwing a $270,000 (GBP150,000) New Year's Eve (31DEC04) party for everyone special in her life - including her cleaners.

The rock matriarch plans to host the lavish bash at the London home she shares with her husband Ozzy, and has ensured all her staff are included in the celebrations.

Osbourne, 51, says, "We think it's important to include family and friends - and most of my staff fall into that bracket. Everybody deserves some kind of reward for their hard work.

"Even the bin men get along with Ozzy and me."

However, not everyone has been invited to the end of year get-together. Osbourne jokes, "It's just as well Simon Cowell isn't going to be in the country because he wouldn't be invited."

28/12/2004 12:57