The former Pussycat Doll last sat on the judging panel in 2013.
Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly agreed a million-pound deal with Simon Cowell which will see her return to the ‘X Factor’ judging panel later this year. According to The Sun, Nicole’s return to the ITV talent show is now official and the new line-up will be announced next week.
Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly signed on as an ‘X Factor’ judge.
Nicole will be sitting alongside Simon Cowell and two other retuning judges from the past, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne. A source told The Sun: “Simon thinks Nicole is a great asset to the show and is delighted he was able to sign her up, despite the commitments she previously had elsewhere.”
She defended Sharon's recent remarks about Kate and Gerry McCann, labelling them "insane" to have left their children unattended the night their daughter Maddie disappeared.
Katie Price has defended Sharon Osbourne’s recent critical comments about the parents of the missing girl Madeleine McCann, saying that they were wrong to leave her alone on the night she disappeared nine years ago.
Speaking on her regular panel spot on ‘Loose Women’ on Monday (May 23rd), Price said: “It doesn't matter who you are, you don't leave your children.”
“I'm on Sharon's side. If you are on holiday, your kids sleep in buggies, why in your right mind would you leave your kids in a room? I don't care if it is a safe place or if you can see them or not,” she said, adding that they “shouldn't have gone on holiday if they wanted to leave them in a room.”
Continue reading: Katie Price Defends Sharon Osbourne's Comments About McCann Family
Osbourne made the comments during a discussion on ‘The Talk’ Friday (May 20th).
Sharon Osbourne has come under criticism after she said Kate and Gerry McCann were “insane” for leaving their child alone in a hotel room. Osbourne was speaking during a segment on talk show ‘The Talk’, where she reference the case of Madeline McCann, who vanished in Portugal in 2007.
Sharon Osbourne made comments about Madeline McCann’s parents on ‘The Talk’ Friday.
“There was a husband and wife on holiday in Portugal,” Osbourne began. “They left their baby in the room sleeping, sleeping while they went to dinner in the restaurant. And it is like, ‘Oh but we can see everything that is going on’. It is, like, insane.”
The couple’s split was announced last week, after 33 years of marriage.
Sharon Osbourne is said to have called in divorce lawyers in order to end her 33 year marriage to Ozzy Osbourne, according to TMZ. The reports come just one day after the estranged couple shared a stage together at an LA press conference to announce the merging of Ozzfest and Knotfest. However their appearance together was not a sign of a reconciliation and Sharon is now said to be moving ahead with the divorce.
Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne are divorcing.
On Tuesday (May 10th) Sharon confirmed her split from Ozzy, when appearing on ‘The Talk’. “I've been avoiding looking at any pictures or reading anything. I know what's going on," Sharon said. "I don't need to read about it and see about it because it's like putting salt in a wound. So I don't need to.”
Is one of showbiz's most explosive marriages coming to an end?
It surfaced over the weekend that Sharon Osbourne had thrown her husband Ozzy Osbourne out of their $10 million Beverly Hills mansion after alleging that he'd been cheating on her with a celebrity hair stylist. So far, it's all been a bit of a mess, but both Ozzy and Sharon have spoken out publicly now.
Ozzy and Sharon split after affair allegations
It's been 33 years of marriage and only days since Sharon joked about catching her husband in bed with her children's nannies while he was still using drugs, but things definitely aren't so funny now. Here's everything we know so far about the split and what we can expect from the pair in the future:
Continue reading: All You Need To Know About Ozzy Osbourne's Marriage Turmoil
Having briefly gone out of contact, Ozzy re-appeared on Monday afternoon and assured fans he wasn't using alcohol or drugs again.
Ozzy Osbourne has eventually made contact with his family, ending a brief panic after some had thought that the rock legend had gone missing after wife Sharon threw him out of their home before the weekend accusing him of having an affair with a stylist.
The 67 year old Black Sabbath singer was spotted on Monday afternoon (May 9th) carrying his dog in Los Angeles, looking slightly dishevelled. However, despite rumours of an imminent divorce, he was still wearing his wedding ring and he assured his fans that he hadn’t fallen off the wagon, amid fears that this episode might have triggered a relapse.
Ozzy Osbourne in Los Angeles in February 2016
Continue reading: Ozzy Osbourne Resurfaces In Los Angeles After Fears He Had Disappeared
Jack Osbourne is reportedly desperate to track down his dad after being unable contact him through all of Sunday.
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.
Ozzy Osbourne in February 2016
The rocker has allegedly been having an affair with a celebrity hairdresser
Furious Sharon Osbourne has reportedly thrown her husband of 33 years, Ozzy Osbourne, out of the house after his alleged affair with a celebrity hairdresser. Sharon told the 67-year-old rocker that she had proof of his dalliance and the Black Sabbath singer then left the family home.
Sharon and Ozzy - pictured here with children Jack and Kelly - are reportedly going through a rough patch
The Sun reported that Ozzy then went missing for a few days which prompted concern for his welfare; however, the former drug user has since reportedly got in touch with his children - Aimee, Jack and Kelly - and is staying at a nearby LA hotel.
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne Reportedly Throws Ozzy Out After Alleged Affair
She confesses that she has always been attracted to women.
Sharon Osbourne is the latest celebrity to confess that she is in fact bisexual, opening up about her sexual preferences in a discussion on 'The Talk'. It's an ongoing theme in the media at the moment, and the host is keen to weigh in with her own thoughts.
Sharon Osbourne comes out as bisexual
In the former 'X Factor' host's opinion, nobody is really totally straight. She believes that every one of us has the capacity to be romantically attracted to a person of the same sex, and admits that she herself occasionally finds herself attached to other women.
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne Laments 'Missing Out' On Exploring Bisexuality
The 80’s pop icon received her star for her work on musical ‘Kinky Boots’.
Cyndi Lauper has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame for her work on musical Kinky Boots. The 62-year-old singer was presented with her star by friend Sharon Osbourne, who paid tribute to Lauper’s decades long music career, as well as praising her work as an LGBT activist.
Cyndi Lauper receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"She's had an endless career which spans decades," Osbourne said. "She's a prolific songwriter. She's an incredible performer. Nobody sounds like Cyndi Lauper. She's instantly recognisable. "She's a true original. She's been original from the day she was born with her style.”
Continue reading: Cyndi Lauper Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame [Pictures]
The new ‘X Factor’ panel could have not one, but two judges named Louis.
Louis Tomlinson is the latest name rumoured to be taking a seat on the new 'X Factor' judging panel. The ITV talent show needs to replace judges Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who have both ruled themselves out of appearing on the new series. But along with Tomlinson there’s another Louis in the running, ex-judge Louis Walsh.
Is Louis Tomlinson headed to ‘The X Factor’?
The Mirror reports that while Simon Cowell is hoping for Louis Walsh to make a return to the judging panel one top boss wants to bag a member of One Direction. Tomlinson is said to be at the top of the list, with Liam Payne also an option.
Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh could return to the ITV talent show, but does that mean Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is out?
Sharon Osbourne is reportedly in secret talks with Simon Cowell to rejoin 'The X Factor' judging panel. According to The Sun, producers want to bring back Osbourne alongside former judge Louis Walsh, but it could mean the end of either Cheryl Fernandez-Versini or Rita Ora.
Will Sharon Osbourne be making a return to ‘The X Factor'?
A show insider told The Sun: “The bosses think they made the show too young last year and having Nick Grimshaw, Rita and Cheryl on the panel was part of that. Sharon’s an ‘X Factor’ legend but when she went back for a year Simon wasn’t on the panel.”
Continue reading: Is Sharon Osbourne Set To Return To 'The X Factor'?
Sharon Osbourne confirms the return of family reality show 'The Osbournes'.
One of MTV's most popular reality series is finally coming back. Sharon Osbourne has revealed that 'The Osbournes' will make a brief return in the form of a six to eight short episodes, though MTV will not be airing it this time around.
The Osbournes are back!
The family's matriarch Sharon Osbourne confirmed the re-shoot on 'The Talk' earlier this week, but insists that the show will mark more of an update in the family as opposed to an actual major series. 'At most, there will only be six to eight episodes and a catch-up on our lives and where we are now, because it's been so long since we've been seen as a family and our family has grown', she commented on the show. 'We have a granddaughter and a gorgeous daughter-in-law.'
Former 'America's Got Talent' judge Sharon Osbourne is seen posing for photos at The Fizz inside Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas before joining her daughter Kelly Osbourne in red carpet interviews. The pair were at an event celebrating Elton John's 67th birthday.
Osbourne appeared on British chat show 'The Graham Norton Show' where she revealed that she has had her lady parts tightened
Sharon Osbourne isn't exactly known for being closed off or unwilling to delve into her private life and when she appeared on the BBC's The Graham Norton Show earlier this week, Sharon lived up to her billing as an open book. Discussing plastic surgery procedures, Sharon revealed that she has been under the knife, but not necessarily where you'd expect the knife to go.
Sharon is no stranger to the plastic surgeon's knife
Osbourne was a guest on the show on Friday, 29 November, with the interview going to air on 7 December. Whilst on the show, Osbourne was complimented on her looks by host Graham Norton when she revealed that she is no stranger to the surgeon's scalpel. Admitting to having gone under the knife to keep her youthful looks, Sharon went on to explain that she has also had a few other procedures done, including having her "vagina tightened."
Cher may have been the biggest event of the night.
Last night marked the first live results of The X Factor – and boy, were there some surprises. The biggest event of the night wasn’t even related to Lorna Simpson getting voted off though. Oops, did we spoil that? Not that it matters really, since the talk of the night had to be Cher – the original one – strutting out on stage in all her surgically enhanced glory and knocking out a power ballad or two for the X Factor crowd.
Nicole Scherzinger could be leaving The X Factor, or is she simply angling for a new deal?
The future of Nicole Scherzinger as a judge and mentor on The X Factor looks in doubt after reports circulated that she is ready to begin focusing on her music career again. Scherzinger's agent was probably delighted to tie up a guest judging deal with the ITV singing show in 2010 though she's since outgrown the show and is now considered the most popular member of the panel.
Nicole Scherzinger Is Said To Be Leaving The X-Factor After The Current Series
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger's X-Factor Future In Doubt, Though Girls Look Strong
Sharon Osbourne admits she did not hesitate to ask for a divorce during Ozzy's alcohol and drugs lapse.
'The X Factor' judge has always epitomised female strength with her bouncing back tenfold after every ordeal she has been through. But now she unveils exactly what happened when Ozzy started binging on prescription drugs and consuming alcohol after seven years of sobriety, and how she demanded a divorce from the love of her life following 30 years of marriage, all in her new book 'Unbreakable'. According to the Mirror, the book reveals how she found incriminating texts messages on Ozzy's phone regarding his drug hunting and the pain she went through on revealing to her children Jack, Kelly and Aimee that she wished to separate from him just before they were to celebrate their 30 year anniversary.
And she has every reason to make such a rash decision, having previously given the former Black Sabbath star many chances to curb his alcoholism and drug use after several episodes of physical abuse from the troubled rocker; one being when he was arrested for attempted murder after attempting to strangle her in 1989.
The Take That singer/X Factor judge has stepped into the studio solo.
Gary Barlow has announced that he's nearly ready to drop his first solo effort in 14 years this November. Bar the Queen's Diamond Jubilee album, Sing, that he released with the Military Wives and the Commonwealth Band, November's will be his first, solo, full-length album since 1999's Twelve Months, Eleven Days.
Busy Bee Barlow Has A Surprise For His Fans.
The favourite Take That member of mums nationwide, Barlow made his name in the boyband through their 1990 formation to their 2005 reinvigoration. He has since acted as a judge on the UK singing talent contest The X Factor, alongside Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh where he mentors a contestant category.
Continue reading: New Gary Barlow Solo Album Due November After 14 Years
Season 17 of 'Dancing with the Stars' premièred last night and featured impressive performances from such celebrities as Corbin Bleu, Amber Riley and Jack Osborne. Sadly, Keyshawn Johnson and Bill Nye were less successful.
Dancing with the Stars premiered last night (Monday 16 September) and featured such celebrities as Corbin Bleu, Amber Riley, Elizabeth Berkley, Leah Remini and Jack Osborne. Judged by former professionals and celebrities, the show features inexperienced famous faces paired with professional partners. The judges for season 17 of the dancing competition are Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Amber Riley dazzled the judges with partner Derek Hough.
If you missed the season 17 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, here are a few highlights:
In a move that could be the talent show coup of the year, Kylie Minogue has agreed a deal to be a judge on 'The Voice'
Kylie Minogue remains one of the biggest names in pop music today, with a back catalogue that most modern day pop starlets could only dream of for their future output. With this in mind, her appointment as a judge on the upcoming season of the BBC's The Voice looks as though it could be the coup of the TV talent shows, however not everyone is convinced that she'll make a convincing judge on the show.
Kylie has been brought in to add some style to the talent show
Her credentials as a pop artist need no justifying, however her credentials as a presence on television will be seriously tested when she begins her new job sitting alongside Tom Jones, Will.i.am and whoever is brought in to replace the departing Danny O'Donoghue. She is my all means a much more popular entertainer compared to Jessie, and probably more so than some of the men that she is joining, but she enters the BBC series as an inexperienced TV presenter and may struggle to assert any kind of personality and endear herself to the audience. Either that, or she'll be a massive success and be loved by all.
The talent show judge has announced that the 10th series will be his last.
Louis Walsh has confirmed that he will quit ITV's singing telent contest, The X Factor, after this next series. The upcoming programmes, currently in auditions, will mark the 10th and final session for the 61 year-old entertainment manager.
Speaking to TV Times magazine, as reported by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, the Irishman said that he was "happy" to be finally stepping away from the show, having been its longest serving judge. "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."
Louis Walsh Has Announced Plans To Exit The X Factor.
Continue reading: Louis Walsh Will Bow Out Of 'The X Factor' In 2014, After 10 Years
Welcome back, Sharon!
Did the X Factor producers know what they were getting themselves into when they brought back Sharon Osbourne? We suspect not, but in the end that only makes for a more entertaining format. We all know the X Factor could use a boost these days. According to Sharon’s recent interview with the Mirror, there is just no getting around the fact that she is the best – at least that’s what the reality show pro thinks is the reason.
No surprise she got the job - who could say no to this face?
“Cos I am the best. It is the truth,” Sharon explained in answer to the question of why she was brought back. “It is not what they told me, it is what the public want. I am way over the age of being shy, my darling, so I will tell you the way it is, OK? You are expecting me to be coy and say, ‘Oh, I don’t know’. You can f*** off because this is it.”
Kelly Osbourne and her boyfriend Matthew Mosshart are now engaged after two years of dating
Matthew Mosshart, brother of The Dead Weather/The Kills lead singer Alison Mosshart, has popped the question to his girlfriend Kelly Osbourne, who is the daughter of Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne. Mosshart, a vegan chef-turned model, mustered up the courage to ask Kelly to marry him whilst the pair were on holiday on the island of Anguilla in the Caribbean. The couple met whilst at model Kate Moss and The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince's wedding in 2011, where Matthew's sister Alison was best woman. They tried out a distance relationship at first - Osbourne lives in L.A whilst Mosshart lived in New York, but after a year he made the decision to uproot his NY home and job to be with his love on the other side of the country - the "biggest sacrifice," according to 28-year old Kelly.
Matthew Mosshart & Kelly Osbourne Are Now Engaged.
She told Hello! Magazine via Sky News that her engagement ring was inspired by her father's earring: "I used to hold my finger up to his ear when I was little and say: 'I want a ring like that'. Now I have one." In a rather romantic statement, Mosshart had admitted "I knew she was The One pretty early on," with Kelly claiming to All Voices that her boyfriend's vegan diet and positive attitude to healthy eating helped the TV personality, who has previously struggled with her weight, shedding 63 pounds last year. The pair are clearly as smitten as possible, with Kelly proclaiming "Matthew has broken down every one of my walls. There's nothing I wouldn't do in front of him."
Continue reading: Kelly Osbourne Gets Engaged To Matthew Mosshart In The Caribbean
Original judge to come back six years after last being on the show
One of the original X Factor judges Sharon Osbourne will be returning to the UK version of the reality singing competiton, after it was revealed that Tulisa Contostavlos wouldn’t be returning after two years on the show.
"I couldn't be happier about coming back for the 10th anniversary of X Factor. I can't wait to give Gary Barlow a big hug, sit next to the gorgeous Nicole, and of course throw water on dear Louis. Yay!" said Sharon of her return. The wife of Ozzy Osbourne was last on the show some six years ago, and some quarters feel that her return is long overdue.
As for Tulisa, she broke the news to her Twitter followers that she wouldn’t be coming back on the show after working with X Factor between 2010 and 2012. She wrote: "Just wanted to let you all know that I won't be part of The X Factor panel this year. I've had a great time on the show, but this year it's time to do something different. I'd like to thank everyone on The X Factor for two amazing years." The move to get Osbourne back into the fold may well be something to do with the plummeting viewing figures, with the show hitting a seven years low last year. Additionally Tulisa’s relationships with the other judges deteriorated rapidly, culminating in her having a row with Gary Barlow.
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne To Make X Factor Return; Tulisa Out
After weeks apart, the two played husband and wife again at a Beverley Hills gala this weekend.
It looks as though Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are back on good terms with each other, with the reunited married pair sharing a kiss on the red carpet for the 'An Evening With Women' event in Beverley Hills on Saturday (May 18). This is the first time the two have looked like a couple again since Sharon reportedly through Ozzy out after his addiction to booze and prescription drugs began to get the better of him.
This weekend, the Sunday People reported that the pair were ready to make amends in their relationship, with Ozzy flying back to the U.K. to rekindle their marriage. The pair were lived apart in Los Angeles for three weeks prior to this weekend, and were spotted without their wedding rings at various occasions before Sharon flew back to their Buckinghamshire mansion recently. Sharon has returned to Britain to begin filming for the X Factor, with Ozzy following her shortly after in a bid to get back in his wife's good books, a tactic that seems to have worked.
Sharon and Ozzy share a smooch on the red carpet this weekend
Sharon Osbourne should join Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and possible Nicole Scherzinger on the new panel.
Sharon Osbourne has agreed to return to the X-Factor to replace Tulisa Contostavlos in a £1.8 million deal. The reality star agreed terms in London this week and will jet in before the first audition in Glasgow on June 4, 2013. An official announcement is to be made imminently, though it is has been widely reported that Sharon has been in talks with ITV bosses for several months.
A source told The Sun, "Sharon's been through hell lately, so x factor was not front of mind. But she loves the show and missed it. Things with Ozzy have calmed down but they're a long way off being sorted." Simon Cowell has decided that Sharon is the right woman to revamp the show after it lost over three million viewers last time out. The music guru had also approached Oasis founder Noel Gallagher to join the judging panel - a request that he rejected.
Osbourne will earn £1.5 million in cash and £300,000 in first class flights between the UK and Los Angeles, with hotels, wardrobe and make-up costs also thrown in. She initially quit the panel in 2008 following a reported bust-up with Dannii Minogue. She will be joined by Gary Barlow (who is still thrashing out a new deal also worth £1.5 million) and Louis Walsh (who is presumably happy to accept anything). Nicole Scherzinger could return, though Mel B is reportedly on stand-by should the former Pussycat Doll decide to look for work elsewhere.
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne Replaces Tulisa Contostavlos For A Cool £1.8 Million
Sharon Osbourne defended her husband and her marriage on the latest episode of "The Talk"
Everyone knows by now about Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s marital troubles. After Ozzy’s addiction to prescription drugs came to light recently, rumors started swirling that Sharon was thinking of divorcing her troubled husband. The bottom line however, is that there will be no divorce. Sharon made that clear in a recent interview on The Talk: “Everybody knows he’s been struggling with this [substance abuse] his entire life and I never knew that he was using prescription drugs. I knew he was drinking occasionally, but I didn’t realize to the extent. It’s our business — we’re dealing with it; we’re not getting divorced. "However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes I am — I’m devastated right now."
Like many celebrities recently, Sharon also spoke out against the media’s role in distorting the facts for the sake of drama and a good headline: “Everything that was printed in the tabloids has been distorted," Sharon said Tuesday. "There’s always a little seed of truth to everything that gets reported, but then it gets very distorted. The only thing that’s true was the Facebook posting that my husband did on his Facebook where he said he’s been using alcohol and prescription drugs for the last year and a half … and that he has been in a very dark place. That’s true. It’s very true."
She might be devastated, but she’s sticking by her man.
Landmark deal offered for Sharon's return
Sharon Osbourne’s marriage may well be in trouble but that hasn’t stopped the sharp-tongued matriarch from marching ever onwards with her career. She may have left the X Factor UK judging panel back in 2007 but now, Mrs Osbourne is not only set to return to her old role, but she’s going to do it in record-breaking style, with a reported £2 million deal getting inked to secure the reprisal of her slot on the show.
If you’re wondering who’s seat she’s going to be snatching, Huffington Post have reported that it is in fact Nicole Scherzinger who is likely to be giving up her judging slot, whilst Tulisa looks likely to escape her reported axing. Reports suggest that Nicole is opting to focus on her career, leaving Tulisa to make amends for her apparent lack of commitment on last season’s shows, which seemed to lead to her future on X Factor being on shaky ground. Tulisa’s album wasn’t quite the success that quite the success that she will have hoped it to be so X Factor could well be a lifeline for her.
Meanwhile, Sharon Osbourne has been in the press recently for slightly less celebratory reasons, after it was revealed that her marriage to Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne is on the rocks. Ozzy’s drink and drugs addictions have reared their ugly head again, though the couple are denying reports that they are getting divorced.
Continue reading: X-Factor Lures Sharon Osbourne Back With Staggering £2 Million Salary
Sharon Osbourne is currently living in a hotel as she awaits the completion of her new house.
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have moved out of their Los Angeles home and are living apart, according to The Sun. The couple, who have been married for 31 years, haven't seen each other for three weeks since they moved out the property but are thought to still be in a relationship.
Sharon and Ozzy are known for their rows and fiery relationship, though it appeared to work for them - or did it on-screen, in their hit MTV show. However, the fights appear to have taken their toll and Sharon is staying in a hotel until her new house in Beverly Hills is renovated, while Ozzy is renting a property two miles away. "They are living at different addresses and are not spending any time together. They row a lot," a source said, "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."
A friend of the couple also told the paper "Sharon and Ozzy have had plenty of opportunities to meet up but haven't spent any time together at all." The couple have been spotted without their wedding rings at numerous events this year, and Sharon recently alluded to the personal problems by tweeting about having a "really tough year."
Continue reading: Sharon And Ozzy Osbourne Living Apart, But Still Together
Noel Gallagher's management have received a "name your price" offer from X-Factor bosses.
X-Factor producers have officially approached Noel Gallagher for the second time with an offer to become a judge on the ITV talent show. The former Oasis guitarist, 45, has been at the top of Simon Cowell's wish list for a number of years, though Noel's management company Ignition have received the biggest offer yet from the Syco Music mogul, thought to be, essentially, a blank cheque.
A source told The Sun last night, "Simon is determined to get Noel on board. He sees him as his natural replacement as the real alpha male on the panel. He thinks Noel would be ideal, with his music knowledge, straight-talking and rapier wit." Cowell made a seven-figure offer to the rocker last year, though was knocked back as Gallagher prepared to release his No.1 album. Though Noel has made no secret of his openness to offers should the money be right, it may be his young daughter who emerges as the key to discussions. The source added, "Noel's daughter Anais is a huge fan of One Direction and X Factor, so she'll be nagging him to say yes."
The guitarist appears to have the talents required to judge and mentor singing hopefuls. During an interview with Real Radio Yorkshire in 2011, Gallagher said, "I don't mind The X Factor.I've got an 11-year-old daughter; she's obsessed with it as all 11-year-old girls are. I was watching it on Saturday actually, and I managed to pick everybody they put through to the live finals." He also spoke of being approached by Cowell, "I know him and he was going 'we want you to be on it'" Noel said, "I was going 'you don't really want me on it - I won't put anyone through, and I can't have people round my house crying in the kitchen when I don't put them through because they'll frighten the cat."
Continue reading: X-Factor Bosses Tell Noel Gallagher To "Name His Price" For Judging Spot
Ozzie Osbourne's wife to return to the show six years after leaving
There’s a bit of a shuffle around going on in Simon Cowell’s reality contest empire, and it largely looks like Sharon Osbourne has emerged as the winner after it was claimed by British newspaper The Sun that it was all but a done deal she’ll be returning to her judging chair on the UK X Factor, six years after she last held the position.
According to a source for The Sun, Cowell is “not looking at anyone else” beyond Osbourne. The insider continued: “Simon is a huge fan of Sharon. Things are looking good for her. She is in pole position.” The 60 year-old’s favourite status however has come about after former Spice Girl Mel B ruled herself out of the running for the position, after being confirmed to appear as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent instead. She’ll be appearing on the judges panel alongside TV comedienne and actress Dawn French.
In further reality show judging news, Dannii Minogue — who Sharon famously fell out with the last time she appeared on The X Factor — has been confirmed by Cowell to have joined the new Australian X Factor. A source close to Minogue said: “She lives in Melbourne now and can spend more time with her son Ethan.” Cowell has previously expressed his desire to work with Minogue again, despite revelations coming out last year of the pair having an affair while Minogue worked on the UK X Factor.
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne's X-Factor Return On The Horizon As Mel B Drops Out
Is Sharon Osbourne making a play to return to X Factor?
Is Sharon Osbourne making a play to get back on the UK X Factor judging panel? She’s certainly making all the right moves, if that is what she’s up to. Sharon – who was formerly a judge on the show – is being mooted as a potential replacement for Tulisa Contostavlos who was reportedly not showing enough commitment to the show. Osbourne was recently spotted out in West Hollywood, California, having dinner with Mezhgan Hussainy, X Factor mogul Simon Cowell’s former fiancée and close friend.
The 60 year old looked to be in pretty good spirits as she and Mezhgan left the exclusive restaurant they had been dining at, the Daily Mail reports. Whilst Sharon had opted for a sleek monochrome outfit, a white t-shirt topped off with smart black trousers, a black jacket and a gold-edged handbag, Hussainy brought a splash of colour to the outing, with a red halter-neck dress and black scarf. Sharon was previously a judge on X Factor between 2004 and 2007 and it looks as though she could be returning. She’s far from the favourite to take the role, though, with a show source telling the newspaper “It’s a wildcard. But I wouldn’t rule it out.”
Sharon Osbourne (L) could be returning to X Factor to replace Tulisa Contostavlos (R)
Is Mel B set to judge on The X Factor again?
Apparently it’s between Mel B and Sharon Osbourne for the last remaining judge's slot on X Factor. With the Spice Girl’s performance last year and her upcoming spot on America’s Got Talent – we’ve got her down as the favourite.
With Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow set to return, Simon Cowell has got some decisions to make as to who sits alongside them. Osborne has confidence, experience and is not afraid to tell it how it is. Unfortunately for her, Mel B has all of that, and is younger. An insider said: “It is about getting the right chemistry on each panel and the best dynamic. Simon’s focus is getting the American X Factor right then he’ll sort out the British show. While Louis and Gary are pretty certain to return, it is still all to play for for the women.” Another source said: “Sharon is seriously back in contention, as is Mel — it could go down to the wire.” It would appear as though Sharon is on a charm offensive in a bid to get that role. She’s been seen out for dinner with Cowell recently, and we wonder who picked up the bill.
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Sharon Osbourne found herself on the receiving end of a rather nasty surprise yesterday morning (January 17, 2013) when she accidentally set fire to her house after leaving a candle burning. As with many house fires, Sharon hadn’t fallen foul of that most basic of fire safety rules. Do not leave a candle burning when you go to sleep.
Luckily for Sharon, the Beverly Hills Fire Department were on hand to tend to the fire, which thankfully hadn’t spread too far before they reached the property at 4:45am. It’s not clear who else was in the house at the time, but Sharon had a few words of advice for TMZ’s readers, saying “Please everybody always check all the candles lit in the house before going to bed. I didn't, and at 5am this morning I was met with 5 gorgeous men from the BH Fire Department as they put out the fire in my house.” We’re guessing she wasn’t too shaken by the ordeal, if she managed to notice how good looking the firemen were. Sharon had nothing but good words to say about the local fire department and even tweeted a message of thanks, saying “I want to say Thank You to everyone at the Beverly Hills Fire Department for coming to our aid and taking such good care of us this morning.”
Hopefully, this ordeal might distract her for a short while from the feud she’s been having with Lady GaGa. Sharon stepped in to defend her daughter Kelly Osbourne, who has ben receiving insulting messages from Lady Gaga’s fans. Her recent message to Lady Gaga was “don’t let your fans be so hideously damaging, hurtful, violent, spreading violence on your website. If you are a Mother Monster, monitor it.”
It may not be exactly a celebrity feud after all. Despite our collective hunger for even the tiniest ounce of scandal, nothing new is happening in the reported Osbournes/Lady Gaga feud. To summarize the entire conflict: earlier during the week Lady Gaga posted an open letter, directed at Kelly Osbourne, accusing her of judging and mocking her fellow celebrities “like zoo animals”, from the platform of her E! show Fashion Police. Following Gaga’s accusation, a lot of her fans apparently snapped at Miss Osbourne (as Little Monsters have been known to do), resorting to insults and even death threats.
That was pretty harsh, to say the least, but after Momma Sharon got involved the whole thing got even uglier. Her own letter to Gaga uses descriptions like “attention seeking hypocrite” and “bully”. Ouch. It is interesting that Sharon Osbourne chose to get involved, while Kelly herself has remained remarkably composed and quiet about the whole thing, but then again, the elder Osbourne does have a lot more experience in the feuding department. It seems that things have calmed down over the weekend though, with neither party responding further. We’re not sure if we’re happy about the fragile truce or slightly disappointed, to be honest. Calm down everybody – the kickoff of celebrity feuds for the year has been postponed until further notice.
The 'Django Unchained' New York premiere saw high profile celebs flock to the red carpet in droves. Arrivals included 'Gossip Girl' star Olivia Wilde, Don Johnson's daughter Dakota, 'Kill Bill' star Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler from 'Lord of the Rings', former 'America's Got Talent' judge Sharon Osbourne, 'St Trinian's' actress Lucy Punch, The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood with his fiancée Sally Humphreys and 50 Cent.
Sharon Osbourne is no stranger to cancer, having battled it 10 years ago when colon cancer reared its ugly head. In a preemptive move, she has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of a return.
Her decision comes soon after Channel 4's Stand Up To Cancer Campaign, in which the former X-Factor judge played a part. "For me, it wasn't a big decision, it was a no-brainer," she told Hello! "I didn't want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me. I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl." For Osbourne, her health is more important that her appearance, and as someone who's experiences cancer before, you can only sympathise with her decision. "I didn't even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way," she told the magazine. "I just wanted to be able to live my life without that fear all the time. It's not 'pity me', it's a decision I made that's got rid of this weight that I was carrying around."
The whole experience has put her off plastic surgery, as the 60-year old Brixton born star aims to prolong her life, rather than maintain the vain aesthetics of it. "Sometimes I'll see a photo and I'll think, 'My face looks plastic'; it can look so unnatural from certain angles," Sharon says. "Now I am definitely, definitely done. You can't buy your youth back, no matter how much money you've got I won't be going under the knife again."
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Sharon Osbourne took the huge decision to have a double mastectomy following her discovery that she was carrying the gene that caused 50 to 80 per cent of carriers to develop breast cancer.
The American Idol judge and wife of Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne has already suffered from colon cancer that spread to her lymph nodes; a diagnosis that was given in 2002 and was subsequently beaten despite being given only a 33% chance of survival. 'I've had cancer before and I didn't want to live under that cloud [of breast cancer]: I decided to just take everything off, and had a double mastectomy', she revealed to Hello! Magazine in a tell-all interview. It's a 13-hour operation that can take several weeks to recover from but Sharon refuses to feel sorry for herself. 'It's not 'pity me': it's a decision I made that's got rid of this weight that I was carrying around', she said. 'For me, it wasn't a big decision, it was a no-brainer.' She insisted that the decision was easy having just welcomed her first granddaughter Pearl into the family: 'I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl. I didn't even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way.'
The once plastic surgery obsessed star who has spent £300,000 on surgical enhancements could possibly thank her recent family traumas for being less concerned with her physical appearance; it has only been a matter of months since her son Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and Sharon has freely and emotionally admitted it has not been easy to cope with.
Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy after learning she had a genetic mutation that raised her chances of developing breast cancer. Osbourne, 60, said the surgery was a "no brainer" once doctors told her about the gene.
"As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought: 'The odds are not in my favour", she told Hello magazine, "I've had cancer before and I didn't want to live under that cloud: I decided to just take everything off, and had a double mastectomy." The Talk star documented her struggles with colon cancer 10 years ago during her smash-hit reality series The Osbournes. It's sure been a rough year for the famous family, with son Jack diagnosed with multiple sclerosis - however, his first daughter Pearl also arrived into the world. "I didn't want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me. I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl," explained Sharon, adding, "I didn't even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way, I just wanted to be able to live my life without that fear all the time. It's not 'pity me', it's a decision I made that's got rid of this weight that I was carrying around."
Osbourne didn't go into detail about the genetic findings, though a double mastectomy is usually an option for women with certain factors that put them at high risk of developing breast cancer. This includes a previous diagnosis, a strong family history of cancer, or a mutation.
The X Factor boy-band GMD3 have been forced into a rebranding campaign after Sharon Osbourne joked that their name sounded like a virus. Though the former judge is spot on, it's also just a terrible name.
Nevertheless, the group's curiously named singer Dan Ferrari-Lane and band-mates Greg and Nicky look set to become 'District 3 after asking fans for their suggestions. Though 'District 3' sounds like a quarantine pen for those who've contracted GMD3, it's probably slightly better, however, it's not a done deal just yet. Mentor Louis Walsh told The Sun, "GMD3's new name? I think it will be District 3. District 3 we are hoping to clear. But it's not 100 per cent." Singer Nicky added: "There were quite a few good suggestions - and loads of joke ones: Greg and His Sausage Rolls. Threesome, Threeway. Louis' Little Boys." Creepy. The group will perform live for the first time tomorrow after impressing in the Boot Camp and Judges' Houses stages. "They're great guys. They've already proved themselves vocally, and I think they are going to be great," added Louis.
GMD3, District 3, or Louis' Little Boys - either way, the group are still the 20/1 outsiders with the bookies to win this year's show. Songstress Ella Henderson is as short as 5/4 with some bookmakers, meaning she's just about nailed on.
Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he can't remember anything from his quad bike accident in 2003 which left him in intensive care in a UK hospital.
The former Black Sabbath frontman is a guest on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross tonight on BBC1 and discusses the accident with Ross, which occurred just days after his last appearance on the show.
"I can't remember what happened, my heart stopped twice, the first thing I remember was seven days later but I was only going at three miles an hour. I always used to say I'm going to die by the time I'm 40, I always thought something like that would happen to me," Ozzy said.
Ozzy, 58, also spoke of his two children, Jack and Kelly Osbourne, who were thrust into the spotlight during their teenage years on the TV reality show which was filmed at the Osbourne's home.
"Overnight they were celebrities and didn't know how to handle it. [Now] Jack's great, he goes round and lectures in schools, tells them his story, young people can relate to him," the rocker said.
"At the beginning [the TV show] was great fun but then it got really tiring. You'd get a creepy feeling there was a camera around you all the time even when there wasn't."
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's home in Buckinghamshire was burgled in 2004 and Ozzy tackled an intruder who managed to get away with a valuable quantity of jewellery.
"I sleepwalk a lot, I was naked," the rocker said. "There was this guy bent down. I thought 'am I dreaming?' Like a fool I ran at him and then thought 'now what', so I just let him go."
Also appearing on the chat show tonight are Doctor Who star Freema Agyeman and presenter Justin Lee Collins.
The programme will be shown on BBC1 at 22:35 BST.
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