Kelly Osbourne looked captivating on the cover of BWatt Magazine, where she talked about her upcoming fashion line, her addiction issues, working with Joan Rivers on Fashion Police, and her brother’s public struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. To read the entire interview, visit BWatt.
The business is brutal, and Sharon Osbourne learned that the hard way when NBC allegedly axed her son, Jack Osbourne, from their new show after learning of his Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. She called the move “discrimination,” but NBC insists that since Jack Osbourne didn’t sign on the dotted line, the deal never existed in the first place. So what’s the truth? Well — it’s likely somewhere in the middle. Everyone knows that the entertainment business is predicated on “hand-shake” deals that stay in place until the contract is signed. Sure those deals aren’t legally sound, but it’s a gentleman’s agreement until the contract can be properly executed. My guess is that NBC didn’t want the liability of employing someone with a physically demanding disease on a physically active show, and that’s more about being scared of a lawsuit than it is about “discrimation.” Furthermore, if NBC wants Sharon Osbourne back, she doesn’t have a choice. It’s the network’s option to employ her next year — not hers. She’s under contract — and she did
sign on the dotted line.
Most people don’t know that Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne spawned three children, not two. We all know about Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne, but what about Aimee, and why wasn’t she ever featured on The Osbournes? The story is somewhat interesting. Aimee hated the idea for the show, and she refused to appear in it. She predicted that it would ruin her father’s public image, and she later said the show turned him into a “laughing stock.” She said it was edited to make Ozzy look a “clown” and a “stuttering alcoholic.” She also indicated that it was all her mother’s idea, and Sharon ultimately “won,” by becoming extremely successful. But Aimee still objects because her mother’s success was at the expense of her fathers image, saying, “after all those years of hard work and touring, this is how he’ll be remembered and appreciated.”