Kelly Osbourne reveals in new memoir 'There Is No F***ing Secret: Letters From a Badass B***h'she was locked inside a mental institution for three days by her mother Sharon Osbourne to battle her drug and alcohol addiction.
Kelly Osbourne was locked in a mental institution for three days for her drug and alcohol addiction..
In her new memoir, 'There Is No F***ing Secret: Letters From a Badass B***h', the TV host has revealed that her mother Sharon took the drastic measure to send her to the facility in a desperate bid to get her clean.
The 32-year-old star - whose father Ozzy Osbourne has battled drug and alcohol abuse issues and sex addiction - writes: ''Mum once locked me in a mental institution for three days and it scared the hell out of me ... I had to wear paper shoes, since I could potentially kill myself with a shoelace and wasn't allowed to have anything metal not even a spoon. I was suicidal by medical standards but I heard mum's message loud and clear: stop using drugs before I was gone for good.''
Continue reading: Kelly Osbourne Was Placed In Mental Institution At Height Of Addiction
Sharon returned to the ITV talent show last year.
Sharon Osbourne has reportedly agreed to return to the 'X Factor’ judges' panel for another series later this year.
According to The Mirror, the 64-year-old has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with bosses that will see her keep her place on the the ITV talent show in a £2million deal.
Sharon Osbourne will reportedly be returning to The X Factor
Continue reading: Has Sharon Osbourne Signed A New 'X Factor' Deal?
The revelation comes in Osbourne’s upcoming book, ‘There Is No F**king Secret’.
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.
Kelly Osbourne’s new book details her father’s overdose
Ed Sheeran has provided the winner’s single, ‘When Christmas Comes Around’.
Matt Terry has been crowned the winner of this year’s ‘x factor’.
The 23-year-old waiter, who was competed as part of Nicole Scherzinger's Boys' category, beat Finnish singer Saara Aalto, to claim the title on Sunday evening.
This year's ‘X Factor’ winner, Matt Terry
Continue reading: Matt Terry Crowned This Year's 'X Factor' Winner
Cheryl has still not confirmed she is expecting her first child.
Cheryl and Liam first met on the talent show way back in 2008, when Cheryl was a judge and Liam was just a 14-year-old wannabe popstar. After years of friendship, the couple began dating at the end of last year.
Sharon Osbourne has congratulated Cheryl on her pregnancy
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne Congratulates Cheryl And Liam On First 'X Factor' Baby
Sharon held up a cue card containing instructions on what to say when revealing which act she was voting off on Sunday night's episode.
On Sunday night’s episode (November 27th), Sharon was seen holding up a cue card to the camera that had presumably been placed on her desk, out of shot, containing the words she was being instructed to say.
“The name of the act I am sending home is,” the sheet of paper read, with the last two words underlined to remind the judge to emphasise them.
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne Forgets Lines In Another 'X Factor' Gaffe
The wannabe rapper could pull off a major upset this year, but Simon Cowell says she’d need a miracle.
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.
Simon Cowell saved Honey G, but doesn't see her as a potential winner
The wannabe rapper had only been told the theme minutes before.
This year’s ‘x factor’ has once again been accused of being fixed after Honey G said she already had an ‘amazing track’ ready for next week, minutes after hearing the theme.
On Sunday night’s show Ant and Dec spun the jukebox wheel from the set of ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’, with Movie Week being selected as the theme.
Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’ has been branded a ‘fix’ again
The controversial contestant says she’s dabbled in ecstasy and cocaine.
‘x factor’ contestant Honey G has opened up about her past drug use, admitting to taking ecstasy and cocaine as well as smoking marijuana.
Speaking to The Sun, Honey, real name Anna Georgette Gilford, said that personal troubles led her to stray into drug addiction.
Continue reading: 'X Factor's' Honey G Reveals Past Drug Use
The rapper sailed through as Gifty Louise was sent home
This year’s X Factor has been one of the programmes most controversial with rap artist Honey G proving to be the novelty act of the series that nobody can shift. However, despite the public outcry at the fact Honey G is still in the competition, it seems a few people have taken it too far with the finalist even receiving death threats online.
Sharon's contestant, Honey G, has been receiving death threats as her talents continue to divide viewers
Honey G, 35, lived to sing another day this weekend (Sat 30 October) and talented songstress Gifty Louise was axed with her mentor Simon even (accidentally) calling his own act’s name to go home.
The ‘X Factor’ hopeful has found an ally in rapper 50 Cent.
Rapper 50 Cent has defended ‘X Factor’ contestant Honey G, whose act has been branded ‘racist’ by some viewers.
The 35-year-old, whose real name is Anna Georgette Gilford, has become this year’s most controversial contestant, thanks to her take on a number of rap tracks.
But 50 has hit back at accusations that Honey G is ‘appropriating black culture’ or making a mockery of rap and hip hop, by saying that anyone who thinks the act is racist doesn't ‘know what racism really is’.
The ‘X Factor’ hopeful has been told she cannot put her own twist on Bowie classic ‘Under Pressure’.
Honey is set to perform Vanilla Ice’s ‘Ice Ice Baby’ on tonight’s live shows, which samples Bowie and Queen’s 1981 song ‘Under Pressure’.
But according to reports the London-born hopeful has been told she must stick to Vanilla Ice’s version and not make the track her own.
It’s not the first time Sharon has had a slip-up on the live shows.
Sharon Osbourne has denied being drunk on Sunday night’s ‘X Factor’ after she forgot the name of her act Saara Aalto.
As Alto was about to sing to keep her place in the competition, Osbourne blanked on the Finnish singer’s name, having to ask fellow judge Louis Walsh.
Sharon Osbourne has denied being drunk on the 'X Factor'
Osbourne says she was hospitalised and couldn’t talk for three days after going through a bad depression.
Sharon Osbourne has opened up about the “complete and utter breakdown” she suffered last year, which left her hospitalised. ‘The Talk’ host had to take a five week absence from the show last May and on Monday’s episode she finally felt ready to open up about what she had been going through.
Sharon Osbourne has opened up on her breakdown last year
"It's very weird when you suffer from a bad depression… I had a complete and utter breakdown," she told fellow panelists Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood. "I woke up in Cedars-Sinai hospital.
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne Opens Up About "Complete And Utter Breakdown" Last Year
The hopeful confused the judges with her unique audition on Sunday night’s show.
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.
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The ‘X Factor’ returned on Saturday night with old faces back on the judging panel, but it wasn't enough to bring in the viewers.
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.
‘X Factor’ judge Simon Cowell
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.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, the returning 'X Factor' judge revealed that Ozzy's affairs have been going on for years.
The recent affair that seemed to have permanently broken Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s marriage is not yet completely behind them, with Sharon revealing the extent of her husband’s infidelity in a new interview.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, the 63 year old ‘X Factor’ judge revealed that the Black Sabbath singer had actually been engaging in affairs with five different women over five different continents for more than six years.
“The s**t that's been going on with my husband recently, it's been going on for about five years but people are talking about it now,” she told the interviewer. “We've survived everything, drink, drugs and now its women. Next thing he's going to want to become a woman, who knows?"
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne Reveals Ozzy Has Cheated On Her For Years
Despite the drastic re-shuffle and re-formatting, 800,000 fewer people watched the first episode of 'The X Factor' than last year.
‘The X Factor’s return to the nation’s TV screens did not go as ITV bosses had planned, with overnight viewing figures for the singing contest’s first episode down to the show’s lowest ratings in more than ten years.
The return of ‘The X Factor’, with an almost entirely overhauled judging panel and presenting team, on Saturday night (August 27th) was viewed by an average 6.8 million people – representing a drop of 800,000 compared to the launch episode from 2015’s series.
It represented a 34% audience share, up against a feature-length 30th anniversary episode of ‘Casaulty’ on BBC1. This is also down on the 39% audience share from 2015.
Continue reading: 'The X Factor' Viewing Figures Down 800,000 On Last Year
Cowell and Osbourne were conspicuously absent from the central London launch event of 2016's 'X Factor' 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.
Continue reading: Simon Cowell And Sharon Osbourne Miss 'The X Factor' Launch Event
The new series sees familiar faces back on the judging panel.
ITV have confirmed that the new series of ‘The X Factor’ will return on Saturday 27 August 2016 at 8pm and Sunday 28 August at 8pm. The new series sees the return of original judges Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, as well as former judge Nicole Scherzinger, alongside Simon Cowell.
Judges Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger
A short teaser for the series has also been released, giving a glimpse of some hopefuls as well as the judges’ reactions, set to Girls Aloud’s ‘Something Kinda Ooh’. The show will be hoping to return to form this series after suffering low ratings last year.
Continue reading: 'The X Factor' Confirms Return Date: What We Know So Far
Ozzy and Sharon were close to divorcing after prescription drugs were found in their LA home.
After Return To Drugs This year’s returning X-Factor judge reveals in a new tell-all autobiography that she nearly ended her 31 year marriage to rock legend, Ozzy Osbourne.
The 60 year-old manager gets very personal in her new book and reflects on the time when she found Ozzy’s stash of prescription drugs in their shared LA home.
Extracts of the titled ‘Unbreakable’ have been published for The Sun and it highlights their 30th wedding anniversary when Sharon was tipped-off that her husband was taking drugs again, which nearly ended their marriage.
Sharon Osbourne is comforting her son and his wife following the premature death of their second child
Jack Osbourne and his wife Lisa announced the heartbreaking news that they have lost their second child via a miscarriage this week (5 September). As the couple comes to terms with their loss, Jack is being comforted by his mother, Sharon Osbourne, as he and his wife attempt to come to terms with the tragedy.
Jack and his wife, Lisa, are struggling to come to terms with their loss
Lisa revealed the unfortunate news through her Raddest Mom blog on Thursday, stating that it has been the "hardest thing" the pair have ever been through. She wrote, "Jack and I lost our baby boy last week. Having a late term miscarriage is by far the hardest thing either of us have ever had to go through. We appreciate all of your prayers.' We never know why things like this happen. All we can do is trust in God and know he has a plan for our lives."
Continue reading: Jack Osbourne & Wife Lisa Still In Mourning Following Tragic Miscarriage
Louis Walsh will be stepping down as an X Factor judge after this season.
Louis Walsh has confirmed he will be leaving The X Factor after this season and that he is "happy" with his decision to leave the ever-popular reality series behind him.
Louis Walsh at The X Factor auditions at Wembley Arena, London.
Speaking to TV Times magazine, he said he is looking forward to returning to his role as a manager. On his decision to leave he said "I'm happy this is going to be my last year. I've been judging X-Factor for 10 years so I've done it all."
Continue reading: Louis Walsh "Happy" To Leave 'The X Factor' To Manage Again
The singer has had yet another non-stop week, and will probably be up to no good next week, we try to keep up with him
Justin Bieber is rarely out of the news, making sure his name is always out their in the world of celebrity-based news. He's so relentless that it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what he's doing and given his rate of 'news'-making abilities, he's likely to do the same again next week, while we're still trying to remember what he did over the past working week.
Justin has had yet another hectic week
Most recently, a video from one of his shows in New Jersey from earlier in the week (30 July) emerged online showing the Canadian superstar being pelted with missiles from the crowd, including a shiny new iPhone from one silly young fan. During the Tuesday show at the Prudential Centre in Newark, Bieber threatened to walk off stage after fans wouldn't stop throwing objects on stage, with one fan throwing the final straw - a pair of undies (who said it doesn't happen anymore) - and provoking a response from Biebs.
The new series hits screens in August.
Gary Barlow concedes that Sharon is in charge of everything X-Factor
Barlow himself was brought in to replace Simon Cowell after he quit the show in 2010 to launch x factor USA. “There’s no question she’s the head judge. The mug – I can’t even find it. It’s gone. She has been in and stood on it. She’s the queen. She’s back.” He added: “It’s been brilliant having her back. It’s so good to have someone who has done so much TV work because she is totally at ease and she has brought out the worst in all of us!”
Continue reading: Gary Barlow Hails The New X-Factor Boss – Sharon Osbourne
The new series of X Factor 2013 is well and truly underway as the four judges shone in the sunshine outside London's Wembley Stadium ahead of the first day's auditions.
Fans whooped with delight as X Factor judges Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger arrived on the red carpet outside Wembley Arena. 2013 marks Ozzy Osbourne's wife, Sharon's first return as a judge on the panel in six years, whilst Nicole, Louis and Gary all returning from last series.
Nicole Scherzinger Wowed In A Hot Pink Shirt.
As reported by the Press Association via The Independent, Take That's Gary Barlow described Sharon's return as mingling with "royalty," showing his excitement to be working alongside the Black Sabbath manager: "It's great fun, and she's unpredictable and you can't plan for anything. But it's great and it's really good to have her back," He also added that already battle lines were being drawn between the four judges, with Sharon and Louis tending to take sides against him and Nicole, describing the split as "artists versus managers."
Kelly Osbourne announced Matthew Mosshart proposed to her whilst they were holidaying in the Caribbean. The couple are both certain each other is "the one". Osbourne says she has drawn inspiration from her parent's marriage.
Matthew Mosshart and Kelly Osbourne at a Myspace Event, El Ray Theatre, L.A.
The couple met in 2011 at Kate Moss' wedding. They have avoided answering questions on the possibility of their engagement, even as late as January this year. Mosshart's connection to Moss is through her husband Jamie Hince. Mosshart's sister Alison is in the same band, The Kills, as Hince.
Continue reading: Kelly Osbourne And Matthew Mosshart Engaged
Among the CBS TV show actors arriving at the network's 2013 Upfront Presentation in New York were Sharon Osbourne from 'The Talk' (who doesn't refrain from her usual face-pulling shenanigans) and the cast of 'How I Met Your Mother' Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan.
Rumours surface that Sharon Osbourne will return to TV talent show, with record-breaking salary
Sharon Osbourne’s private life may well be in turmoil but she doesn’t seem to be allowing it to affect her career as the Daily Mail reports today that she’s reportedly landed a £2 million deal to return to x factor in the UK. If the reports are accurate, it will mean that not only will Osbourne return to the show, after leaving in 2007, but she will become the highest paid judge in the show’s history.
It is thought that the show’s creator, Simon Cowell, is ‘desperate’ to have Sharon return to the show to boost ratings, which have been steadily dropping in the last two years. Although Sharon has made a number of guest apperances on the show since she left – namely at Louis Walsh’s house in the ‘judges’ houses’ rounds, this will be the first time in six years that she’s actually been one of the official judges. Known for her no-nonsense approach, Cowell is clearly looking to shake up the line-up on the panel.
Recently, it has been reported that Sharon Osbourne’s marriage to husband Ozzy Osbourne (the Black Sabbath singer) is on the rocks. Ozzy made a public announcement that his addiction to drink and drugs has reared its head again and has taken its toll on their marriage. Regardless, both Sharon and Ozzy seem to remain focused on their careers, with Ozzy about to embark on a tour with Sabbath and Sharon apparently planning a return to the high profile TV show.
Sharon Osbourne's 911 call in January reveals Ozzy rant while he has admitted to using drugs during that time.
Rumours that the Osbourne couple, who famously broadcasted their family affairs in the MTV reality show 'The Osbournes' in 2002, are set to divorce after more than 30 years of marriage have been circling like wildfire around the internet over the past few weeks. And talking of wildfire, new evidence suggests there might be more to that blaze that took place at their home in January 2013. TMZ released Sharon's 911 tape from the incident in February in which we hear her breathlessly asking for the fire department to be called to the house. 'We had a fire in my room it was a candle. Do you think you could send a fireman? My husband put it out but I just want to be sure', she explained before later adding, rather sharply, 'It set the table it was on on fire.' On re-listening, Ozzy can be heard shouting what sounds like it could be an obscenity incoherently in the background as Sharon takes her time to speak to emergency services.
This and the fact that he has addressed the rumours on his Facebook page with the following message: 'For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs. However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober. Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing', suggests that there could've been something else going on that night as Ozzy is well known for acting erratically and often dangerously under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Sharon's 911 call reveals some insights into the couple's turbulent marriage.
A bit of celebrity drama always helps the day move along, but Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s marital strife looks too serious to be entertaining, especially after the Sharon Osbourne 911 tape was leaked. According to a report by TMZ, the recording from 4.45AM on January 17 this year features a less than coherent Ozzy Osbourne and a frantic Sharon, asking for help after an unattended candle lit a table at their home on fire. This was during the time when Ozzy was still abusing drugs and alcohol, before his 45 days and counting sobriety streak.
Apparently, in the tape, Sharon sounds like the one who was caught unawares by the fire. Additionally, Ozzy reportedly doesn’t sound like himself. The situation prompted a lot of speculation from various media sources, but in reality, very little is known for certain, even with the evidence on the tape. The candle accident may or may not have had something to do with the couple’s separation, but according to Sharon’s statements, Ozzy’s addiction certainly did. In fact, the reality star has set an ultimatum for her rockstar husband – she will only take him back after he’s been clean for months. And after a year and a half of substance abuse, the condition seems completely reasonable.
Sharon vows to only take back Ozzy after he's clean.
Ozzy Osbourne has admitted to taking drink and drugs recently, though claims he has been sober for over a month.
Ozzy Osbourne has admitted bingeing on drink and drugs for the last 18 months, following news that he has separated from wife Sharon. The British singer released a statement on his Facebook page, revealing that he's been in a "very dark place" and apologizing to his family.
"Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing," Osbourne, 64, said, "I'm just trying to be a better person." The lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath - who will tour in the UK later this year, said he had been drinking and taking drugs for the last year and a half though has been sober for 44 days. "I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends," added the rocker, before saying he'd behaved like "an asshole" to the people he loved the most.
Though Ozzy was one of the world's most recognizable rockers, he and his somewhat dysfunctional family gained worldwide fame after starring in their own MTV reality show 'The Osbournes,' which gave an insight into their family life in Beverly Hills. Since then, Sharon has judged and hosted numerous reality shows, Kelly has forged a career in fashion criticism, and Jack has remained on television. Ozzy has kept a relatively low profile in comparison.
Continue reading: Into The Void: Ozzy Osbourne Has Been On Drink And Drugs For 18 Months
Is this the next celebrity couple to bite the dust?
It was reported yesterday, in the wake of the Osbourne split rumor, that Sharon Osbourne had moved into a new Beverly Hills mansion, away from her husband Ozzy, just days after being pictured without her wedding band on.
Today, the Black Sabbath frontman confirms their troubles, talking to The Sun. Ozzy admitted: “Sharon’s obsessed with that showbiz lifestyle. But it’s not for me. Leave me out of it. And Sharon’s always introducing me to people I don’t know or want to meet. The reality show was all Sharon’s idea. I never wanted to do all that TV stuff.” The Osbournes followed the whole family in their home, filming all their intimate moments. Looking back, it’s increasingly obvious that Ozzy had no clue what was going on 90% of the time. “I was TV mogul of the day with that show and I became this thing I didn’t really want to be,” he added. “People were recognising me on the streets and it wasn’t right. I once had a man come up to me and say ‘I don’t think you should speak to your wife like that.’ I didn’t know him but he’d seen the show. I can’t stand seeing myself on TV. I never watched a single episode of The Osbournes."
Ozzy Osbourne is still going with Black Sabbath
The famous couple seem to be in a rough patch
Could this be the end of Sharon and Ozzy Ozbourne? Say it isn’t so. The Talk co-host was spotted moving into a brand new mansion, and just days after being seen not wearing her wedding ring, too.
"They are living at different addresses and not spending any time together," a source is quoted as saying to The Sun "They row a lot. They aren't acting like husband and wife. It is unusual to not even have dinner together when both of them are five minutes apart." Another source had plenty to say to The Mirror, too; this time about their financial woes. “The financial situation has been a real burden for them both and has put huge strain on them. These were big bills, and it has been very difficult for both of them.” There’s no shortage of clues in this supposed divorce. Their daughter Kelly tweeted: “Why does every family in the world have that 1 member that will never get it and is completely ignorant to life in general?” What does this mean!?
Are these two destined for paper signing and splitting of assets?
Lady GaGa’s choice of a 'gun-bra' stage outfit in Vancouver on Friday (January 11, 2013) has raised a few eyebrows, in the wake of recent news stories.
Gaga’s decision to wear a black bra with two guns sticking out of it could be considered to have been made in pretty poor taste, given the recent massacre of 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook primary school in Connecticut recently.
Gaga has worn the bra before, for a 2010 Rolling Stone cover shoot, according to Vibe.com, but you do have to question her decision to dust it off and give it another showing, in light of the raging gun control debate that is currently rattling on through American society. Was Lady Gaga trying to make a statement by wearing the bra? It’s quite possible, although deciphering exactly what her message might be, exactly is proving a little tricky. Perhaps she was simply worried that Sharon Osbourne might be in the audience and wanted to protect herself after her recent spat with Sharon’s daughter, Kelly Osbourne.
Continue reading: Gaga Wears Gun Bra: Was Lady Gaga Making A Statement About Gun Control?
If you thought that it’s been too long into 2013 without a celebrity feud, fret not – the Osbournes are here to oblige.
According to TMZ, however, it was really Hollywood’s resident drama queen, Lady GaGa, who started this one. In an open letter to Kelly Osbourne, dated January 10th, Gaga criticized Kelly Osbourne’s work on E!’s Fashion Police, saying that “it glorifies her and Joan Rivers pointing in the camera, laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if they are zoo animals.” Too harsh? Perhaps, but Sharon Osbourne’s subsequent involvement in the “feud” certainly took it to a whole new level.
In her own response to the open letter, Kelly’s mother says that the backlash against her daughter following Gaga’s letter has been awful and has even included death threats from Mother Monster’s devoted following. Osbourne, obviously keen to step in, wrote to Gaga: "A word from you would stop all this hideous, negative and vile threats from your 'little monsters." And if you think that’s justified, the letter does go on to feature some quite personal insults: "By your actions to Kelly right now, you have shown me that you are nothing more than a publicity seeking hypocrite and an attention seeker." Gaga’s letter could have been described as mature, but this newest one by Sharon? It probably takes the whole thing into full-blown feud territory. Well, we all know the Osbourne family has some experience with those.
Oh, Kelly Osbourne. We know that life has not been easy for you, but you really need to tell your mother to let you fight your own battles. We know that she means well. We know that she does it because she cares. But really. You’re a grown-up now. It’s just embarrassing.
The latest instalment of the tiresome ‘feud’ between Lady GaGa and Kelly Osbourne (which, essentially, has been going on for year) rose up again when Kelly gave an interview with Fabulous magazine, saying that “Lady Gaga’s fans are the worst” when it comes to the abuse and criticism that she receives. “They’ve said I should kill myself, that they hope I get raped. I mean it’s crazy but I’ve had this all my life and I just try and ignore it.” Lady Gaga responded with a message on her website, an open letter to Kelly that read, in part “I have empathy for you Kelly, but I feel it culturally important to note that you have chosen a less compassionate path… Your work on E! with the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgment… To see you blossoming into a beautiful slender woman who makes fun of others for a living is astounding.”
Now, the Osbourne matriarch has stumbled into the ring, swinging for the shape-shifting pop star who dared to attack her young Osbourne cub. “Your open letter is hypocritical and full of contradictions," wrote Sharon on her Facebook page. "And as your mother Cynthia supports you, I support my daughter Kelly." She went on to call Gaga a “bully” because she has “32 million followers hanging o [her] every word… A word from you would stop all the hideous, negative and vile threats from your ‘little monsters.’” She’s got a point, of course. Though, we don’t remember Gaga’s mum taking to Facebook to lend her support…
Simon Cowell has issued an X Factor S.O.S to former judges Sharon Osbourne and Dannii Minogue, whilst persuading Louis Walsh to stay on for further seasons. Cowell has asked both female stars to return to the show, while he would make regular guest appearances.
According to The Sun, if either star refused to return, Cheryl Cole would be in line for another bash at the UK show. A show source said, "The first three series relied solely on genuine British talent and a chemistry between the judges that simply hasn't been there since Sharon left. By series three they had produced an international star with Leona Lewis and the show had real credibility." Though the latter point is debatable, The X Factor certainly appears to have descended into farce in recent years, with Gary Barlow feuding with Tulisa Contostavlos every week and Louis Walsh telling every act, "You remind me of a young Boyzone," as if a robot programmed with only one stock phrase. Last week's Halloween themed show was down 200,000 on the previous week's viewers and Cowell appears ready to take drastic measures. Cheryl's agent has denied she had been approached, while Sharon's spokesman said, "She is always open to good suggestions."
Perhaps most surprisingly, a potential revamp could also see long-standing host Dermot O'Leary replaced by The Voice presenter Holly Willoughby.
In this installment, it's, well, a boy girl thing. The swappers are high school seniors: Dim jock Woody (Kevin Zegers) and Yale-destined brainiac Nell (Samaire Armstrong), who've lived next door to each other all their lives and, as this type of movie dictates, now hate each other. A class field trip and an Aztec idol get the switcheroo done (the mechanics of the switch are, of course, inconsequential), but with Woody's brain in Nell's body and vice versa, how will she dazzle the regents during her final Yale interview, and how will Woody impress the talent scouts at the Homecoming football game?
Continue reading: It's A Boy Girl Thing Review
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