Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have had a tough go of things lately and are living apart, which we recently found out is a result of Ozzy’s relapse back into drug and alcohol use. They’re not headed for a divorce or anything, but understandably, things have been pretty hard for them as a couple and for Sharon in particular, who discussed it on The Talk on Tuesday.
“Everybody knows he’s been struggling with this his entire life and I never knew that he was using prescription drugs,” she said. “I knew he was drinking occasionally, but I didn’t realize to what extend. 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.”
“He’s been using alcohol and prescription drugs for the last year-and-a-half…and he has been in a very dark place. That’s true. It’s very true.”"It’s a disease that not only hurts the person that has the disease but it hurts the family,” she continued. “It hurts people that love you and we’re dealing with it.”
Well, it’s a shame that stars are forced to make any kind of public announcement like this when it’s a very private issue – though I suppose the fact that Ozzy made his announcement about relapsing public kinda forced her hand. I can only hope he really does get back on the wagon and stay there, though we all know addiction is a life-long battle, no matter if you’re clean for 40 days or 40 years.
April 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
If you haven’t heard about The Bling Ring yet, I’ll give you a short synopsis. It’s Sofia Coppola‘s movie about the true story of a teenage burglary ring who broke into the homes of several celebrities in the Hollywood Hills. What’s not to love? Emma Watson stars as Nikki, the leader of the girl gang, in a totally refreshing role that’s a far cry from Harry Potter, that’s for sure.
Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Leslie Mann, Claire Julien, Georgia Rock and Carlos Miranda are also in the movie, which is coming out June 14 in the US and I have to be honest, I can’t wait to see this shit.
If you want to know Emma’s thoughts on the movie, here’s a few – she basically hated her character but “relished” the chance to play someone so amoral and selfish. Hurrah!
“When I read the script and I realized that essentially it was a meditation on fame and what it’s become to our society, I had to do it.
“The character is everything that I felt strongly against – she’s superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She’s all of these things and I realized that I hated her. How do you play someone you hate?
“But I found it really interesting and it gave me a whole new insight into what my job, or my role as an actress, could be.”
April 24, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Anyone with an internet connection and a few minutes to waste has read the insane sorority girl email that hit the internet last week from University of Maryland Delta Gamma member Rebecca Martinson, and with good reason – it’s f-cking hilarious. But as these online sensations tend to do, it got old pretty fast and no one really cared. That is, until Boardwalk Empire star Michael Shannon came forward with a dramatic reading of the letter for Funny Or Die.
Michael Shannon is an amazing actor who’s criminally underrated, so he was the perfect choice to portray the deadpan, extremely mental tone of the words, naturally. Chances are you’ve probably seen this already, too, but it’s that good, we couldn’t not post it.
April 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
But she makes it. So. Easy. Especially because she’s always ready with an anecdote involving one of her many celebrity friends. I get why she was voted #1 most hated celebrity.
She blathered on and on for The Guardian:
I hung out with Leonardo DiCaprio when I moved to New York. He was vegetarian and he’d talk about how dirty meat is and how bad factory farming is. I haven’t eaten red meat in 20 years and although Leo’s not totally responsible he definitely planted a seed. When I turned seriously macrobiotic, it coincided with my father having been diagnosed with cancer [in 1999]. I felt I could heal him by proxy.
I didn’t really start cooking until I quit university to try to be an actress and was working as a hostess in a fish restaurant. At 19 I cooked my worst meal ever. I only had aubergines and a jar of tomato sauce, so I thought I’d make eggplant parmesan but didn’t have a cookbook. I made this hideous mess of bitter, burnt mush. But I served it. We were all starving, so we had no choice.
No. Shut up shut up shut up. You only had “aubergines”? And you were “starving” and had “no choice”? Cannot. Even.
I’ve lived in England for 10 years and the accent is the most beautiful in the world, except for how you pronounce pasta as pass-ta instead of pah-sta. I’m sort of joking when I say this but I really don’t want my children speaking that way.
Yes, heaven forfend.
Eating while filming a scene is the worst thing, because you have to keep eating the same thing all day long. You’ll notice that most films with food the actors aren’t actually eating, but I try consciously to eat to make it real, but most of the time I’ll spit it out to avoid feeling sick. I’m sure there must have been eating scenes, especially playing a 330lb character in Shallow Hal, but I don’t remember that film well to be honest.
I’m really sorry that the hardest part of your job is having to eat.
Are she and Morrissey friends? I’m trying to figure out which one of them would annoy the other one more. What’s especially unfortunate is that sometimes Paltrow can actually come off as a normal person that you can relate to. It’s just not consistent. Which is why I think most people think she’s especially annoying.
April 23, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Reese Witherspoon, America’s Sweetheart or whatever, was arrested with her husband for drunk driving and disorderly conduct. And unlike Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan, Ms. Witherspoon knows how to give good statement. Her publicist is very smart. Her statement, via TMZ:
Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that was no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I am very sorry for my behavior.
By “the things I said” she was referring to the classic “do you know who I am/what my name is” line.
I’m not saying let’s throw her a parade for saying exactly what someone should after being arrested for drunk driving, but I’m saying it’s refreshing to see a celebrity own up to their mistakes and take full blame. Unlike Lindsay “It Was Totally My Assistant’s Fault, Swearsies” Lohan.
Their separate hearings are scheduled for May 22 and 23 in Atlanta. Sorry for the quality of that mugshot, it’s the best one that’s out there right now that isn’t the side by side one with her husband.
Here’s some photos of Witherspoon and Mr. Witherspoon leaving their NYC hotel yesterday (August 21), right as the DUI news was about to burst. She looks smug as hell, but take a photo at the right time and anyone can look like anything.
April 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Producers have confirmed that the Kardashian sister will no longer host the series, but co-host Mario Lopez will be back for another go-round. “We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors,” a spokesperson for the show said in a statement.
Classic breakup line. Classic.
Simon Cowell said that he’s excited to welcome [Mario] Lopez back to the show along with returning judge Demi Lovato. “I’m thrilled Mario is back for season three of ‘The X Factor.’ Hosting a live show and keeping the judges — especially Demi — in line is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back,” he said.
The network has not revealed whether someone will replace Kardashian or whether the show will revert to a single-host format. British TV presenter Steve Jones hosted the show solo when it premiered in the U.S. back in 2011.
Maybe she can go cry about it on her mom’s new talk show.