Ozzy Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne to play Sharon?

Getty Images Talk of the Ozzy biopic cast persists. Now Kelly has said she wants to play Sharon, following up Sharon's statements that she thinks Kelly would do a great job of playing her because she's a "mini" Sharon.

Kelly will still apparently have to audition…but I Sharon is producing the movie and I think Sharon pretty much gets what Sharon wants so, I'm guessing that's all just for show.

"I'll definitely audition to play my mum," Kelly apparently told some British Magazine called "Closer." She went on to say, "I don't know if I’ll get it, but Mum has always said that I should go for it because we're so alike. But it'd be a bit weird having to make out with someone playing my dad!"

I know. That was TOTALLY the first thing I thought. Gross.

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Ozzy is scary.

Found on Perez Hilton by resident finder of stuff, Catherine Main, here's a video of Ozzy scaring the Bejesus out of people at Madame Tussauds. There are going to be a lot of Bejesuses (Bejesi?) for the janitor to clean up at the end of the day. Heh. WARNING: NOT SAFE FOR WORK LANGUAGE!!! HE SAYS A BAD WORD!!!

Who should play Ozzy in biopic? Discuss!

Picture by Catherine Main!

InMusic's Music Editor Catherine attended an Ozzy Osbourne press conference yesterday at which The Ozzman confirmed reports from last month that there will soon be a movie about his life, based on the riveting book I Am Ozzy (Hachette Press).

They said that at one point, Johnny Depp was being considered for the lead, but that Ozzy preferred an up and comer.

It also bears pointing out that Johnny Depp, as awesome as he is, is a little old to play Ozzy, who was 20 years old when he joined Earth (a.k.a. Urf), soon to be renamed Black Sabbath. So, this leaves the spot open. It has been suggested that An Education star Carey Mulligan play his wife Sharon, though she has also said her daughter Kelly would be perfect for the part because "she's a mini me."

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Caption This Winner. Yay. Congratulations Tricia.

Ladies and Germs. Thanks for playing last week's Caption This contest. We have a winner. This one was a bit of a landslide folks. And the trophy goes to…Tricia, whose caption is below. Congratulations Tricia. Take a bow. Give yourself a pat on the back. Stand in front of your bedroom mirror holding some tchotchke from around the house and give a speech, thanking all the people who made this possible. Keep it under thirty seconds, would you? We got stuff to do.

As for the rest of you, well, you tried, right? That's what matters…ha! No it isn't. Winning is what matters. Give it another try with this week's contest. Good luck.

Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne, Nikki Sixx Ozzy says: "I asked for bats and doves, and THIS is what they give me? It's going to be a bit of a challenge, but I think I'll manage to bite their heads off!"

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It's Monday, and time for another Caption This contest. Last week's edition is officially closed. See the winner here. Thanks for playing...

OK. This week's subjects, from left to right: Judas Priest's Rob Halford; Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath and an illustrious (?) solo career; and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx. They are at a press conference for this year's Ozzfest. There appear to be some jazzhands or perhaps simply some form of presentation to the left. To the right we have Nikki sending freak signals to the aliens in the ceiling, or maybe the aliens are just behind his eyelids. I don't know. This isn't my job. It's YOURS. What's going on here? Tell us. Put on your thinking cap and come up with a funny caption.

The winner will be posted on May 10. You will see your name written on this blog and win the love and admiration of your peers, bragging rights and a smug sense of superiority! It's like winning an Olympic medal, but without the actual medal, accolades and endorsement deals. But you don't have to put in the practice time either. So it balances out. 

Now get to it.

Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne, Nikki Sixx<<Your caption goes here! The winner will be posted on May 10!!>> 

He is Ozzy. Well, someone has to be

Getty Images Review: I Am Ozzy. Grand Central Publishing.

you're not a fan of Ozzy Osbourne, his autobiography probably won't turn you into one. The former Black Sabbath frontman is not a very likeable character. But he is a rock and roll character. And this is a rock and roll book, complete with all the requisite Ozzy stories of bat and dove killing, and insane amounts of alcohol consumption. Seriously, the guy has drunk more than should be humanly possible – at one point, according to his account, four bottles of cognac a day – and lived to tell about it.

He makes this point a lot, dines out on the idea that he shouldn't be alive, mentioning it in the memoir and in interviews. He has, of course, done mindblowing amounts of drugs too. There is so much cocaine in this book – vials of it, bags of it, piles of it, bowls of it -- that when you close the pages, it kind of feels like you've spent the night sitting 'round a mirrored table, talking total crap with a straw up your nose, yourself. 

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Ozzy Osbourne was once given a false positive HIV test

Getty Images Ozzy Osbourne once had an HIV scare, as told to Glamour Magazine this month (as found via the UK Telegraph).

He said he was given a false positive test (it happens) and was devastated to be told the news.

"I went to the doctor and had an AIDS test and he told me it was positive," Ozzy said in an interview with the women’s fashion and beauty mag. "That was one of the worst days of my life."

He was asked to do another test to confirm the diagnosis, which came back negative.The doctor apparently put the first, false diagnosis down to the heavy drinking and drugging lifestyle the Ozzman once enjoyed tampering with his immune system. Though they don’t say when the test took place, the Telegraph says this may shed some light on comments is daughter Kelly made two years ago when she broke down at an AIDS charity benefit two years ago.

Kelly said, "This charity is really important to me because one of my family is HIV positive. And I'm so proud of him."

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Who's really suing Tony Iommi for the Black Sabbath name?

Getty Images Ozzy Osbourne has released a statement regarding his lawsuit against Tony Iommi for the Black Sabbath name. And it appears to have Sharon Osbourne written all over it.

Ozzy is suing Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi -- who apparently assumed sole ownership of the Black Sabbath name -- for 50% of it. Seems fair right? We all associate Black Sabbath with Ozzy. However…

On Metal Underground, Joel Gausten, the author of the book The Sabbath Interviews weighs in saying, "Ozzy seeking 50% ownership of a band name he had nothing to do with for 16 years is asinine. As someone who loves the post-Ozzy stuff (like The Eternal Idol) as much, if not often more, than the first eight albums, I'd have to say that the TRUE spirit of Black Sabbath will always be with Iommi."

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Who is the most controversial musician of all time?

Getty Images You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.

Sid Vicious has been voted the most controversial musician of all time in a poll conducted by orange.co.uk, of 2,000 people who obviously have no idea what the word "controversial" means.

Starpulse says Sid, "real name John Ritchie - died of a heroin overdose in 1979, months after he was accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.

"He topped a poll of 2,000 music fans to find the ultimate rock wildman, scooping 25 per cent of the vote."

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