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Birmingham, England Planning Black Sabbath Day

February 7th, 2012 9:50pm EST
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Birmingham, England's culture boss Martin Mullaney has thrown his support behind plans to celebrate Black Sabbath with the band's official city day.

Local officials want to pay tribute to the reunited rock group, who have returned to Britain to record new material and plan for a tour, and a Black Sabbath Day is now in the works in their hometown.

Mullaney tells the Birmingham Mail, "I am fully behind a celebration for Black Sabbath and we will be talking about that."

The idea was initially suggested by councillor Philip Parkin, who stated, "Early discussions are taking place about how be...

DVD Review: 'God Bless Ozzy Osbourne'

January 27th, 2012 6:26pm EST
God Bless Ozzy
In some ways, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne seems a bit unnecessary, a bit of grandeur and posturing - as it were - for a man who helped to shape the course of heavy music throughout the years.

As far as content, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne covers the necessary evils – Black Sabbath, drug addiction (sort of), and family life, though the proceedings are less than biting.

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne plays like a skeleton outline of Ozzy's life. While the man's alcoholism is addressed, it's quickly dismissed as just being part of Osbourne's lifestyle back in the day.

The Black Sabbath frontman's tenure ...

Black Sabbath Heading Back To Birmingham

January 25th, 2012 1:35pm EST
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Newly-reunited rockers Black Sabbath have moved their recording sessions from Los Angeles to the British city of Birmingham where they started their career.

The musicians began recording material for their new album earlier this month at the home of guitarist Tony Iommi, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

However, a statement from the Ozzy Osbourne-led group has now confirmed they have left the U.S. and flown back to their hometown of Birmingham to finish writing their new songs.

A message posted on the band's page reads, "The guys have moved writing sessio...

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Cancer

January 9th, 2012 11:24am EST
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Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi is battling cancer.

The rocker is working with doctors after he was found to have the early stages of lymphoma, a blood cancer which develops in the lymphatic system.

Black Sabbath issued a statement on Monday telling fans the guitarist is keeping a positive attitude and is "determined to make a full recovery."

The message, posted on the band's page, reads, "With the news that Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time...

2011 - The Year In Review, November

January 1st, 2012 7:00pm EST
2011 - The Year In Review
British bachelor Hugh Grant stunned the world when he announced he had a new love in his life - a baby girl he had fathered during a brief relationship with Chinese model/actress Tinglan Hong. He wasn't the only star to join the celebrity parents' club in November - singer Lily Allen had a reason to "Smile" again after giving birth to a daughter, her first child with new husband Sam Cooper, while newsman Piers Morgan and his wife Celia Walden also became parents to a little girl. Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband Peter Sarsgaard announced they were expecting their second child, as did reali...

Ozzy Osbourne Recalls Proposing To A Stripper On New Year's Eve

December 30th, 2011 9:58am EST
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Ozzy Osbourne has plans for a low-key New Year's Eve celebration after once drinking so much he proposed to a stripper - in front of his wife.

The former Black Sabbath frontman was partying at a club in Tokyo, Japan when he invited a dancer back to his hotel room and suggested they marry.

However the star's drunken antics landed him in hot water with his wife Sharon, who watched the whole thing unravel.

He tells New York Post columnist Cindy Adams, "(I) took some lap-dancing bird (woman) to the hotel room and proposed marriage, forgetting the missus was there. Sharon cracked (hit) her st...

Osbourne Family's Dog Dies At Christmas

December 26th, 2011 8:12pm EST
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The Osbournes suffered a death at Christmas - the family's pet dog, Martin, died on December 24.

Kelly Osbourne broke the sad news via early on Christmas morning.

She wrote, "Today is a sad day in the Osbourne family house hold (sic) we lost R (our) dog martin of 14 years. Devastated does not quite sum it up! NotSoMerryXmas."

Kelly Osbourne Fractures Hand After Falling Out Of Bed

December 19th, 2011 8:26am EST
Kelly Osbourne
Accident-prone star Kelly Osbourne has fractured her left hand in three places after falling out of bed over the weekend.

Ozzy Osbourne's daughter is now sporting a cast and has turned to her mother Sharon to help her with everyday activities.

In a series of posts on her page on Sunday evening, she writes, "I must be the most accident prone/stupid person in the world I fell out my bed while sleeping last night & fractured my hand in 3 places! I'm staying in a hotel and the bed is so tall I must have dropped about 4 1/2 feet!

"It's my left hand & I'm left handed so my mum h...

Black Sabbath Stars Work Through Thanksgiving For New Album

November 27th, 2011 9:15am EST
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The original members of Black Sabbath refused to break off from recording their new album to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday and worked through the holiday, according to Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly.

Osbourne, Bill Ward, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler announced earlier this month they are reuniting for a 2012 tour and a new record.

They've been busy working on their material, and the rockers spent their Thanksgiving in the studio.

In a series of posts on her page, Kelly Osbourne writes, "Thanx OfficialSabbath 4 ruining my thanksgiving by staying in the studio u miserable o...

Ozzy Osbourne Lands His Own Radio Show

November 21st, 2011 2:29pm EST
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Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has landed his own radio show.

The star will host new SiriusXM program Ozzy's Boneyard when it launches later this year.

Osbourne will showcase tracks from his favorite artists, among them Metallica, Van Halen and AC/DC, share some of his own career highlights and personal stories, and also feature special broadcasts with his wife Sharon and their children, Jack and Kelly Osbourne.

He says, "After everything I've been through in my career I never imagined I'd end up with my own radio channel on SiriusXM. This is f**king amazing! Does this mean I can play whatever ...

Black Sabbath Reunion Is Official; Fans Can Expect A New Album & Tour From The Original Lineup

November 11th, 2011 11:19pm EST
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The original members of Black Sabbath have confirmed they're heading back into the studio to record an album of new material with top producer Rick Rubin.

Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler reunited for a press conference at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles on Friday morning - the 41st anniversary of their first concert at the fabled venue - to announce big plans for 2012.

As well as recording their first studio album together since 1978, the group will tour the world and headline Britain's Download Festival in June.

Earlier this month, guitarist Iommi revealed the ...

Kelly Osbourne's 'Humiliation' Over Former Fiance's Transgender Lover

November 1st, 2011 8:22am EDT
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Kelly Osbourne has opened up about the "humiliation" she felt when she had to tell her famous parents her fiance had cheated on her with a transgender model.

The rock offspring was engaged to male model Luke Worrall, but their romance turned sour following allegations he had several relationships behind her back. Osbourne finally ended her involvement with Worrall when she found out he had enjoyed a fling with model Elle Schneider - who was born a man and is awaiting gender reassignment surgery.

The star admits the worst moment was having to break the news to her mom and dad, Sharon an...

Marilyn Manson Dominates Scariest Musician Poll

October 27th, 2011 9:02am EDT
Marilyn Manson has scared off competition from Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper to be named the world's most frightening musician in a Halloween-themed online poll.

The shock rocker's creepy videos, gravelly voice and bondage-style outfits spooked editors at so much they placed him at number one in a countdown of scary stars.

They state, "Congratulations Marilyn Manson! If there were a musical human embodiment of the word 'nightmare,' it would be you."

Manson saw off competition from Lady Gaga, whose bloody performance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards landed h...

No More Biting Off Bat Heads - Ozzy Osbourne Goes Vegan (Video)

October 25th, 2011 8:41pm EDT
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Rock veteran Ozzy Osbourne has adopted a new vegan diet in a bid to get healthy.

The 62-year-old star was inspired to change his lifestyle last week after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives, which publicizes the benefits of going vegan.

In an interview on his wife Sharon's daytime show The Talk on Tuesday, he said, "My assistant showed me a video called Forks and Knives (sic) or something, about (cutting out) meat and dairy products, so I thought, 'I'll give this a shot!'"

Osbourne is convinced turning his back on animal products is already giving him a new lease of life and will...

Journey To Receive 'Legend Of Live' Award

October 25th, 2011 8:40am EDT
Rockers Journey are to be honored with Billboard's Legend of Live trophy at the magazine's eighth annual 2011 Touring Awards.

The accolade is given to groups or individuals who have made "significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business."

Previous recipients have included Rush, Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John.

Journey founder Neal Schon says, "I'm so honored."

The guitarist and his band mates will accept the award at the prize giving in New York next month.

Jack Osbourne Is Going To Be A Father

October 12th, 2011 8:02am EDT
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Newly-engaged Jack Osbourne is set to be a first-time dad.

The reality TV star and filmmaker proposed to girlfriend Lisa Stelly last month and now he's confirmed the pair is expecting its first child.

Speaking to CNN's Piers Morgan, Osbourne revealed the happy news, and admitted he was nervous about impending parenthood. He says, "I guess I do have something to tell you, I am about to be a father. I'm excited. I'm a little nervous."

His rock icon father Ozzy, who already has four grandchildren, jumped with glee after his son announced the news, saying, "I'm shocked. I think it's fabul...

Sharon Osbourne Has Breast Implants Removed After Leak

October 6th, 2011 8:12pm EDT
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Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne showed off a new, less-busty look when she returned to TV talk show The Talk on Thursday minus her fake breasts.

The rock matriarch and reality TV regular recently took a break from the show to spend quality time with husband Ozzy, and to have her leaking implants removed.

She told TV viewers, "I went and had my implants taken out... I've been talking about it for for ages. I was going to have them put as paper weights for Ozzy. But one morning I woke up and one of my boobies was kind of much longer than the other. So I'm like looking and thinking, 'Well thi...

William Shatner Covers Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man'

October 3rd, 2011 3:30pm EDT
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Actor William Shatner has recorded a cover version of Black Sabbath's heavy metal track Iron Man for his new concept album.

The Star Trek icon is working on his third musical release, Searching for Major Tom, which features Shatner channelling David Bowie's Space Oddity character for his own take on a variety of space-themed songs, including tracks by The Police (Walking on the Moon), Frank Sinatra (Lost in the Stars) and Pink Floyd (Learning to Fly).

And Shatner's version of Black Sabbath's 1970 hit has been given the thumbs up from Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist, who add...

Jack Osbourne Is Engaged

September 30th, 2011 9:58am EDT
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Reality TV star Jack Osbourne is engaged after proposing to his girlfriend.

The son of rocker Ozzy Osbourne popped the question to aspiring actress Lisa Stelly and she said yes, his representative has reportedly confirmed to E! News.

Stelly has already received the seal of approval from Jack's famous family - in August, his sister Kelly told her fans, "Spending the day with my brothers (sic) girlfriend lisa who might I just say is the best gf (girlfriend) he has ever had I love her! I mean finally...."

Stelly has confirmed the happy news on her page, writing, "...

Ozzy Osbourne And Alan Jackson's Music Help Rescuers Find Lost Boy

September 14th, 2011 8:39am EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne and Alan Jackson's music has helped rescue workers find a severely autistic eight year old who went missing in the San Bernardino National Forest in California.

Joshua Robb was found alive and well on Tuesday after spending the night alone in the wilderness - and his estranged father claims his favorite two songs helped coax his son out of the woods.

Ozzy's No More Tears and Jackson's Good Times were blasted out of speakers driven through the forest on the back of a truck after autism experts told rescuers the tracks would help relax the frightened boy and convince him to ...

Black Sabbath, Motley Crue & Kiss On Board For Ozzy Tribute Album

September 12th, 2011 10:15pm EDT
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Members of Ozzy Osbourne's former group Black Sabbath, Motley Crue and KISS are among the acts involved in a new album tribute to the Prince of Darkness.

"No More Tears: A Millennium Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne" will also feature covers by Slaughter, Night Ranger, Alice Cooper, The Cult, Warrant and Spinal Tap.

Reports suggest Ozzy himself will rework one of his classic tracks for his own tribute.

Ozzy Osbourne Has A Cross Made From World Trade Center Rubble

September 11th, 2011 9:30am EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne was gifted a special metal cross made from the World Trade Center rubble in the weeks following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

The Black Sabbath frontman was staying at a New York City hotel when hijackers crashed two planes into the Big Apple landmark on September 11, 2001.

And to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, rock matriarch Sharon opened up about her personal recollection of the events while hosting her TV show The Talk on Thursday, during which she revealed all about the prized possession Ozzy received from a team of courageous firefighters.

She said, "That m...

Ozzy Osbourne: 'I Told Kelly She'd Regret Her Tattoos'

August 9th, 2011 8:36am EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne tried to talk his daughter Kelly out of collecting tattoos - because he knew she'd grow to regret them.

The rocker opens up about his past concerns while giving advice to a worried mom in his advice column for music magazine Rolling Stone.

The Connecticut mother wrote to the former Black Sabbath star and expressed her feelings about the fact her daughter wanted a huge spider tattoo on her back and asked the rock star for his thoughts.

Osbourne writes, "I remember when my daughter Kelly wanted tattoos. I said, 'Take it from me, you'll grow up to regret it,' and lo and f**...

Ozzy Osbourne Loses Two Teeth

August 3rd, 2011 8:30am EDT
Ozzy Osbourne has a dental problem - his two front teeth have fallen out ahead of a show on Thursday.

The rocker called his manager wife Sharon Osbourne just before she made an appearance on chat show "Chelsea Lately" on Monday night and told her of his dental drama.

She told the host, "I just got a phone call from him... He goes, 'I've got a problem... My two bottom crowns have fallen out.'

"I said, 'The two front bottom ones?' He said, 'Yeah'. I go, 'We've got a problem...' He's got a show to do on Thursday."

Rumor Report: Jennifer Lopez With Diddy? Mariah Carey's Toilet Champagne? Ozzy's $10k Dog?

July 28th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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Every week there's juicy gossip that sounds too good to be true - and it usually is. The Rumor Report is here to find out what's real and what's fake.

Jennifer Lopez back with Diddy? The superstar couple of the later 90s could be back on, now that J-Lo has left Marc Anthony. A tipster told that the two went on a dinner date Wednesday - making sure to arrive and leave alone as to not raise suspicion.

Verdict: FALSE! J-Lo's rep told GossipCop, "Jennifer was on the set of her new film ‘What to Expect When you are Expecting’ in Atlanta on Wednesday." Even the CEO of the rest...

Jack Osbourne Embarks On Extreme Fitness Regimen

July 27th, 2011 6:15pm EDT
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Reality TV star-turned-filmmaker Jack Osbourne has embarked on an extreme fitness program- the same training regimen used by U.S. Navy SEALs.

The son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne recently began training outside Crossfit Hollywood, where he was put through his paces by a personal trainer.

The strenuous exercise routine includes weight lifting, endurance running, gymnastics and cardio work and Jack is already feeling the pain - he posted a photo of his cut-up hands on last week.

However, the 25 year old has already been tipped for fitness success - one of his coaches tells WE...

Ozzy Once Tackled A Home Intruder While Naked

July 14th, 2011 10:32am EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne had the opportunity to stop the burglar who broke into his U.K. home and stole his wife's wedding rings in 2004 - but let him go because he was naked.

The Black Sabbath star was stunned to come across the intruder in his wife Sharon's closet at their luxury family home in Buckinghamshire, England in the middle of the night, and tackled the man to the ground.

The rocker feared his nude attack would land him in legal trouble and his hesitation gave the burglar the chance to make a quick getaway with a haul of valuable goods.

Recalling the fateful night on her "The Talk" on We...

Sharon Osbourne Spots Her Stolen Wedding Ring On TV Show

July 13th, 2011 12:47pm EDT
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Sharon Osbourne wept tears of joy on Tuesday when she realized her stolen wedding ring had been found after seven years - she spotted the priceless jewelry on a crime busting TV show.

The rock matriarch-turned-talk-show host was left heartbroken in 2004 after burglars targeted the family's luxury home in Buckinghamshire, England and stole a haul of pricey gems including her wedding and engagement rings.

She tuned in to the BBC's Crimewatch show on Tuesday and was stunned when presenters displayed a cache of stolen items recently recovered by cops - which included her 10-carat diamond Tif...

Osbournes Celebrated Wedding Anniversary Sick In Bed

July 11th, 2011 11:00pm EDT
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Rocker Ozzy Osbourne's special wedding anniversary plans were ruined when his wife Sharon came down with the flu.

The former Black Sabbath frontman had secretly planned to whisk his wife away to California as part of their 29th wedding anniversary celebrations last week, but Ozzy's romantic gesture fell flat when Sharon caught a severe cold - and passed it on to him.

Returning to her hosting duties on The Talk on Monday after a sick leave, she says, "It was meant to be a big surprise for me but I kind of knew something was going on... There was too much whispering in the house: 'Now, what...

Ozzy Sends Dirty Text Messages To Sharon Osbourne

June 21st, 2011 9:03am EDT
Rocker Ozzy Osbourne keeps the romance alive with his wife Sharon when he's away on tour by sending her "dirty messages."

The former Black Sabbath frontman is currently performing at festivals throughout Europe while Sharon stays at home in Los Angeles, where she co-hosts magazine TV show The Talk.

And in an effort to spice things up, Sharon admits her husband has taken up texting in order to send her racy messages.

Sharon tells, "I got a text from Ozzy yesterday and I'm like, 'Jesus, somebody's stolen his phone.' Because I thought somebody found his phone and they were t...