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Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne in 2009
Background information
Birth nameKelly Michelle Lee Osbourne[1][2]
Born(1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 (age 28)
Westminster, London, England
GenresPop rock, new wave revival, power pop, pop punk
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, author, actress, fashion designer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2002–present
LabelsEpic (2002–2003)
Sanctuary (2003–2007)
Universal (2007–present)
Associated actsOzzy Osbourne
Websitekellyosbourne.com[dead link]
 
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Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne in 2009
Background information
Birth nameKelly Michelle Lee Osbourne[1][2]
Born(1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 (age 28)
Westminster, London, England
GenresPop rock, new wave revival, power pop, pop punk
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, author, actress, fashion designer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2002–present
LabelsEpic (2002–2003)
Sanctuary (2003–2007)
Universal (2007–present)
Associated actsOzzy Osbourne
Websitekellyosbourne.com[dead link]

Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is an English fashion designer, singer and actress, best known for being the daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. She was thrust into the limelight after appearing on the reality series The Osbournes with her family, for which they won a 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Programme. She has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars,[3] in which she and professional dance partner Louis van Amstel took third place, and has made forays into music, acting, theatre, writing, columnist and broadcast presenting.

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Early life

Osbourne was born in Westminster, London.[1][2] She has an elder sister, Aimee, and a younger brother, Jack. She has two half-siblings: Jessica Hobbs and Louis John Osbourne from Ozzy's first marriage.[4] She had an unofficially "adopted" brother, Robert Marcato, whom Sharon and Ozzy took in after Marcato's mother died. Kelly grew up travelling with her father as he went on tour, and lived in more than 20 homes between the UK and the US.[5]

Career

The Osbournes

Osbourne and the rest of her immediate family (without Aimee) were thrust into the international spotlight with the MTV reality show The Osbournes, which aired from 2002 to 2005. The series chronicled their day-to-day life, and the show became a hit for its portrayal of a dysfunctional, though close-knit family in which metal music, profanity and other harshness were a daily part of life. Kelly, the middle child, emerged (according to Rolling Stone) as "a wickedly funny, brutally honest, pint-size, potty-mouthed spitfire." The series started when she was seventeen, and ended when she was twenty. Kelly said in an interview for The Osbournes DVD that the crew were only actually supposed to be there for a few weeks but ended up staying for a few months and that the constant cameras focusing on her and her family was stressful.[6]

Both she and the Osbourne family have been parodied in Channel 4 comedy, Bo' Selecta in which the rubber-masked Kelly, played by Leigh Francis, has her own show and is always being censored for swearing with bleeps.

In March 2009, Osbourne returned to television with the rest of the Osbourne family on Osbournes: Reloaded.[7]

Music

Her debut album, Shut Up, was released by Epic Records in 2002 to moderate American sales, but good European sales. The lead single, a cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach", debuted with Houston rock band Pure Rubbish at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.[8] The album, which debuted at No 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, was met with mixed critical reviews and, by May 2003, Osbourne was dropped from Epic Records. By autumn she was on the Sanctuary label, later recording a duet of "Changes" (a Black Sabbath song) with her father. The duet hit No 1 on the UK charts. "Changes" was one of a few tracks to have fallen down the charts (From 1 – 3) whilst selling more copies than the week it reached number 1. Osbourne was the first artist to top all three of the Billboard charts dance surveys in the same week with the "Chris Cox Club Remix" of "One Word".[9] Her second album Sleeping in the Nothing was not without controversy, due to its reportedly heavily-altered album cover, in which Osbourne appeared slimmer,[10] despite her previous assertions of being happy with her size.[citation needed]

During an interview in late 2005, Osbourne denied reports she was ending her music career, saying: "I don't know where the quit rumours came from – I've just recorded a version of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" with Cyndi Lauper".[11]

In September 2012, US Rapper Lil Kim confirmed she and Osbourne were to join forces for a Rock/Rap cover of Elton John's 1974 Hit "The Bitch Is Back" [12]

Acting

Osbourne made her debut as an actress with a starring role on 7 October 2004 on the ABC high school teen drama Life As We Know It, where she played the supporting role of Deborah Beatrice Tynan. In June 2006, Osbourne played the role of Wendy from Peter Pan in The Queen's Handbag. In 2006, Osbourne provided a voice for the animated film Live Freaky Die Freaky. In July 2007, it was announced Osbourne was to take on the role of prison matron Mama Morton in the musical drama Chicago.[13] Her seven-week run (from 10 September) in the musical at the Cambridge Theatre would be her stage debut, London's The Stage performing arts weekly reported.[14]

In 2008 she features in the short musical film The Town that Boars Me by photographer Ben Charles Edwards. The film also features Sadie Frost, Jodie Harsh, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Zandra Rhodes amongst others. The film is set to debut in late summer at the Portobello Film Festival. Osbourne will be starring alongside David Chokachi and Brooke Hogan in horror film Devour, set for US release in 2010. The film is currently in post production. In 2009 she appeared in an episode of Hotel Babylon, a British TV show aired on BBC One. She played Jo, a character very similar to herself. In August 2010, Osbourne began filming on new comedy "Should've Been Romeo," Her first major role in Hollywood, She plays "Nicole" a fun loving groupie. The film is due for release in the U.S. on 7 April 2011. In December 2010 it was confirmed that Osbourne would be starring alongside Disney Star Miley Cyrus in So Undercover, she plays a sorority sister to undercover Private eye Miley Cyrus. Filming began in December 2010 and is set for a 5 October 2012 release.[15][16]

Presenting

Since her rise to fame, Osbourne has been called on to present for various events. Osbourne co-hosted the 2006 edition of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! Now, a spin-off show of the main ITV1 programme. She hosted alongside Jeff Brazier in Australia, and Mark Durden-Smith in the London studio. Her one-off gigs include the 2002 MTV Movie Awards, Top of the Pops Saturday, MTV's Isle of MTV, MTV UK and Ireland's red carpet coverage of the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards, Popworld, The Sunday Night Project, the 2005 MTV Australia Video Music Awards and Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. In spring 2006, Osbourne was one of the judges on Making Your Mind Up.

Osbourne presented ITV2's coverage of the National Television Awards with her brother Jack, and a documentary on Japanese pop culture called Kelly Osbourne: Turning Japanese for the same channel.[17]

In January 2007, Osbourne began presenting Project Catwalk for Sky1. In autumn 2007, Osbourne signed to BBC Radio 1 to host the Sunday night show, Radio 1's The Surgery, and on 7 October 2007 she went on air for the first time with the issue of self-harm. She was scheduled to return to the show in early 2009 and whilst she was away, Aled Haydn Jones from The Chris Moyles Show presented the show. Aled has now been confirmed as a full-time presenter. In spring 2008, she began contributing a teenage advice column to the tabloid newspaper the Sun, "Kelly Confidential", where she is billed as "the teen trouble shooter".

She appeared in Dancing with the Stars as a contestant, from September to November 2009. She and partner Louis Van Amstel took third place. The judges said Kelly was the contestant who grew the most and surprised them most, and they would be sorry to see her go.

Osbourne has presented on The Surgery with Kelly Osbourne on BBC Radio 1.

In August 2010, it was confirmed that Osbourne was signed up to appear alongside Joan Rivers as a fellow judge on Weekly Fashion show Fashion Police, Osbourne said "Its' a dream come true... and I can't fucking wait to work with Joan Rivers every week"[citation needed], she will offer up style comments following major red carpet events alongside Rivers, stylist George Kotsiopoulos and Giuliana Rancic on US cable network E!

In 2011, Osbourne filled in for her mother Sharon on U.S. Daytime talkshow "The Talk" alongside Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Julie Chen, she was called upon to fill Sharon's place on the show whilst auditions for "America's Got Talent" were held. In 2012 she appeared as a guest judge in Season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race, and hosted the New Now Next Awards.

Fashion

Kelly (right) with her mother Sharon Osbourne in 2012

After her appearance on the reality show, Osbourne quickly began to be noted for her varied and trendy style among fashion commentators like Steven Cojocaru[18][19] In 2004, Osbourne launched her own fashion line, Stiletto Killers,[20] with her friend and former sponsor, Ali Barone. Stiletto Killers was a rock-inspired line of tees, knickers, hoodies and sweatpants designed by Osbourne and Barone, emblazoned with cartoonish designs and punk rock phrases. There was also a more sophisticated couture branch, the SK Collection. Stiletto Killers closed in April 2006.

In 2006, Osbourne became the face of the high street chain Accessorize in a campaign which was seen across Europe, Canada, Russia, Australia, Brazil, South Africa and the Middle East. In the spring of that year, Osbourne modeled for Heatherette in a catwalk show which also featured Naomi Campbell. In 2010, she modelled a Chris Benz dress for Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief runway show for the White Ribbon Alliance to raise funds for mothers in Haiti..

In 2011 Osbourne became a fashion correspondent for the cable network E!, serving as a host, with Joan Rivers, of the series Fashion Police. In June 2011, she presented the Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, with Susie Castillo. In October 2012, Osbourne took home the prestigious "Ultimate style icon award" at the "Cosmopolitan awards"

Writing

On 1 September 2009, Osbourne released her first autobiography: Fierce via Virgin Books.[21] Though the book contains autobiography elements, as well as advice, strength and guidance through tough periods. As of 9 September 2009 the book reached no. 1 on many of Amazon's charts (music, film, television, styles and biography), and a current peak of 17 on the bestsellers chart. Since September 2009 she has written a weekly column giving advice and celebrity gossip in UK magazine Closer.

Dancing with the Stars

On Monday 17 August 2009, Tom Bergeron and his co-host, Samantha Harris were announcing the cast of new stars for the 2009 autumn series of the American ballroom phenomenon, Dancing with the Stars. Kelly Osbourne was amongst of the female celebrities to take part in the series, and one of the 16 contestants. Seven days later, on 24 August 2009, her professional partner was announced in the news and turned out to be Dutch ballroom champion, choreographer and dancesport coach, Louis van Amstel. The competition started on 21 September 2009, and was named the reality rocker. The competition took 10 weeks of the training and dancing. On 17 November 2009, she and Louis were announced as the final three against singer, Mýa and teen heart sensation and pop legend, Donny Osmond. Overall, she came third place after having the lowest scores in the final.

Performances

WeekDance/SongCarrie Ann's ScoreLen/Baz's ScoreBruno's ScoreResult
1Viennese Waltz/"Trouble"
Cha-Cha-Cha/"Centerfold"
7
Awarded
8
8
8
Points
Safe
2Tango/"Take Me on the Floor"676Safe
3Samba/"LoveGame"767Safe
4Charleston/"Cabaret"878Safe
5Paso Doble/"Crazy Train"888Safe
6Jitterbug/"Bread and Butter"
Mambo Marathon/"Ran Kan Kan"
7
Awarded
6
5
7
Points
Safe
7Salsa/"Good Lovin'"
Team Tango/"You Give Love a Bad Name"
8
9
8
9
8
10
Safe
8Foxtrot/"Mama Do (Uh Oh Uh Oh)"
'60s Jive/"River Deep - Mountain High"
8
9
8
8
9
9
Last to Be
Called Safe
9Rumba/"Angels"
Quickstep/"99 Red Balloons"
Cha-Cha-Cha/"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
8
9
9
8
9
9
8
9
9
Last to Be
Called Safe
10Argentine Tango/"Los Vino"
Megamix/"You and Me", "Whenever, Wherever", "Maniac"
Freestyle/"I Will Survive"
Viennese Waltz/"Trouble"
9
Awarded
8
Awarded
9
26
8
26
8
Points
8
Points
Third Place

Personal life

Relationships

In 2002, during the second season of The Osbournes, Kelly dated The Used lead singer Bert McCracken.

In September 2006, at the Electric Picnic festival in Republic of Ireland, Osbourne and her boyfriend, Matty Derham of the band Fields, held a wedding ceremony. Her representative denied that the ceremony was legally binding, because it did not meet Irish legal requirements, as in Ireland, at the time, a couple couldn't get married in an outdoor venue.[22] She later went on to date Matt Emerson, drummer from rock band Trash Fashion.[23]

In March 2009, Osbourne was engaged to model Luke Worrall.[24] In July 2010, she split from him[25] after he had an affair with model Elle Schneider.[26][27][28]

Drug problems

On 2 April 2004, Osbourne entered the Malibu rehab facility Promises after admitting to her family that she was addicted to painkillers.[29] Over a year later, on 2 June, she checked into Las Encinas Hospital, a drug treatment centre in Pasadena, California, after a relapse.[30] She entered another drug treatment facility in January 2009;[31] she stayed for a month and later acknowledged that she had suffered a relapse of her addiction to painkillers.[32] After 30 days, she was released; she has been quoted as saying that this was the first time she really thought rehab had helped her.[33]

Legal issues

On 19 January 2009, Osbourne was arrested for assault after allegedly slapping Daily Mirror columnist Zoe Griffin at a club in August 2008 after Griffin wrote a story that mocked Osbourne's then-boyfriend Luke Worrall.[34]

Activism and charity work

Osbourne appeared at an HIV charity benefit in February 2007, a cause she revealed stemmed from the HIV positive status of her cousin Terry Longden, of the reality show The Salon.[35][36]

On 1 April 2010, Kelly Osbourne (along with her mother Sharon Osbourne) joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign to bring a wider awareness of discrimination of the LGBT community as part of her True Colours Fund. The campaign is to bring straight people to stand up with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered community and stop the discrimination. Other names included in the campaign are Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Mraz, Elton John, Judith Light, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Kardashian, Anna Paquin and Clay Aiken.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Kelly Osbourne joined hands with the Salvation Army in Staten Island, NY during their recovery efforts in November 2012.[37]

Discography

Albums

YearAlbumPeak chart positions
UKAUSGERFINUSUS HeatUS Elec.
2002Shut Up3110030161011
2005Sleeping in the Nothing
  • Released: 7 June 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
5711722
"—" denotes the album not released

Singles

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
USUS DanceUKAUSCAN
2002"Papa Don't Preach"74336Shut Up
2003"Shut Up"113418
"Come Dig Me Out"
"Changes" (with Ozzy Osbourne)4317
2005"One Word"121193819Sleeping in the Nothing

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n RollHerselfDocumentary
2002–2005The OsbournesHerself52 episodes
2002Austin Powers in GoldmemberHerselfCameo
2004Life As We Know ItDeborah Tynan14 episodes
2005The Muppets' Wizard of OzDorothy GaleCameo in extended version
2006Live Freaky! Die Freaky!Sharon (voice)Direct-to-video
Kelly Osbourne: Turning JapaneseHerselfDocumentary
I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! NowHerselfPresenter
2 episodes
2007–2008Project CatwalkHerselfHost
20 episodes
2009Osbournes: ReloadedHerself6 episodes
Hotel BabylonJoSeason 4, episode 6
Dancing With the StarsHerselfContestant
Season 9, 21 episodes
2010RuPaul's Drag UHerselfGuest Judge
Season 1, episode 4
2010–presentFashion PoliceHerselfCo-Host/Panelist
2011The MuppetsHerselfCameo
Miss USA 2011HerselfCo-Host
2012America's Next Top ModelHerselfGuest Judge
Season 18, Episode 1
Miss USA 2012HerselfCo-Host
RuPaul's Drag RaceHerselfGuest Judge
Season 4, episode 6
Jane by DesignHerselfSeason 1, episode 14
Should've Been RomeoNicole
So UndercoverBecky
2012–presentThe X FactorHerselfCo-Host

Awards and nominations

See also

Notes

^ a: Jack also sports a matching 'Kelly' tattoo on his wrist.

References

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  2. ^ a b "Reif für den "Playboy"?" (in German). ORF/Hitradio Ö3. http://oe3.orf.at/aktuell/stories/163526/. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  3. ^ Joyce Eng (17 August 2009). "Dancing with the Stars 2009 Season 9 Cast Revealed!". TVGuide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/Dancing-Stars/Dancing-Stars-2009-1009007.aspx. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Osbourne šeima: anksčiau ir dabar (nuotraukų albumas)" (in Lithuanian). Delfi. 17 August 2007. http://pramogos.delfi.lt/people/osbourne-seima-anksciau-ir-dabar-nuotrauku-albumas.d?id=14095687. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  5. ^ No byline (1 July 2002), "In the Pink". People. 58 (1):60
  6. ^ Eliscu, Jenny (12 December 2002), "Kelly Osbourne". Rolling Stone. (911):76
  7. ^ "Osbournes: Reloaded on Fox". http://www.fox.com/osbournes. Retrieved 23 March 2009.[dead link]
  8. ^ Orecklin, Michele (28 October 2002). "People: Oct. 28, 2002 – We're on the List". Time 160 (18): p. 73. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1003561,00.html.
  9. ^ Mason, Kerri (25 June 2005), "Peterson, Tommy Boy Immersed In African Sounds". Billboard. 117 (26):42
  10. ^ Admitted on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Episode 8.8, Friday 13 May 2005.
  11. ^ "KELLY OSBOURNE: 'I AM NOT QUITTING MUSIC'" Contactmusic.com
  12. ^ Paul Jelicich (2012-09-16). "Lil' Kim & Kelly Osbourne Remake Elton's Bitch is Back". Elton Daily. http://www.eltondaily.com/2012/09/lil-kim-kelly-osbourne-remake-eltons.html. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  13. ^ Byline unknown (31 July 2007), "Kelly Osbourne stages raid on West End". Daily Telegraph. 47 (324):6
  14. ^ The Stage, London, 1 August 2007.Retrieved on 4 August 2007.
  15. ^ Portobello Spy: Portobello Film Festival
  16. ^ YouTube – The Town That Boars Me coming soon
  17. ^ ""Kelly Osbourne Turning Japanese" (2007)". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0972540/. Retrieved 3 January 2008.
  18. ^ Kim, Maggie; McIntyre, Samantha; Reiffel,, Gabrielle; Sparks, Sarajane (28 April 2003), "Who's That Girl?" People. 59 (16):124
  19. ^ Cojocaru, Steven (22 September 2003), "CHAMELEONS". People. 60 (12):93–96
  20. ^ Clehane, Diane; Gage, Eleni; Lombardo, Jen; Martin, Jill; McIntyre, Samantha; Tan, LiLi (28 February 2005), "Behind The Seam". People. 63 (8):122
  21. ^ [1][dead link]
  22. ^ Kelly Osbourne Not Married 1 February 2007
  23. ^ Mail Online. 29 November 2007; Kelly Osbourne's mystery rocker revealed at last; retrieved 11 February 2009
  24. ^ Kelly Osbourne plans long engagement to parents' relief, hellomagazine.com, 27 March 2009
  25. ^ Comments (2010-07-14). "Source: Kelly Osbourne, Fiancé Split Amid Cheating Rumors". PopEater.com. http://www.popeater.com/2010/07/14/kelly-osbourne-fiance-split/. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  26. ^ Contessa Gayles (2011-11-01). "Kelly Osbourne Shares New Revelation About Cheating Ex-Fiance – AOL Music Blog". Blog.music.aol.com. http://blog.music.aol.com/2011/11/01/kelly-osbourne-cheating-fiance/. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  27. ^ "Kelly Osbourne Slammed For Comments Over Ex-Fiance's Transgender Affair". Huffingtonpost.com. 2011-11-01. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/01/kelly-osbourne-luke-worrall-transgender-affair-_n_1069689.html. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  28. ^ "Kelly Osbourne: Ex Luke Worrall's Cheating Partner Elle Schneider Speaks Out". Huffingtonpost.com. 2011-02-08. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/08/kelly-osbourne-ex-luke-elle-schneider_n_820374.html. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  29. ^ Adkins, Greg; Wong, Marisa; Wren, Jennifer; Cotliar, Sharon; Daly, Sean; Herbst, Diane; Mandel, Susan; Mandel, Kwala; Nussbaum, Gail; Posnak, Sandy; Rubin, Courtney; Stueven, Michele; Wang, Cynthia; Wihlborg, Ulrica (19 April 2004), "KELLY GOES TO REHAB". People. 61 (15):20
  30. ^ No byline (30 June 2005), "Reznor's Court Victory". Rolling Stone. (977/978):28
  31. ^ Kelly O Checks in Rehab TMZ.com, 23 January 2009
  32. ^ Kelly Osbourne: If I didn't Get Help, I Would Have Died People, 20 March 2009
  33. ^ [2][dead link]
  34. ^ Perry, Simon. "Kelly Osbourne Arrested for Assault" People 19 January 2009
  35. ^ "HIV Positive Family Member Revealed.". 28 February 2007. http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2007/02/27/kelly_osbourne_s_cousin_clears_up_hiv_my. Retrieved 28 February 2007.
  36. ^ "Kelly reveals Osbournes' HIV secret". 18 February 2007. http://www.breitbart.com/news/na/paOsbourneMon03OsbourneHIV.html. Retrieved 22 February 2007.
  37. ^ "Kelly volunteers for the Salvation Army after Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast in 2012". 12 November 2012. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151256657791591.485217.29008276590&type=3. Retrieved 13 November 2012.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani
Dancing with the Stars (US) third place contestant
Season 9 (Fall 2009 with Louis van Amstel)
Succeeded by
Erin Andrews & Maksim Chmerkovskiy