After nearly a decade off the air, The Osbournes is coming back to TV. The wildly popular and Emmy award winning reality TV series originally aired March 2002 through March 2005 on MTV.
Sharon Osbourne announced the news on The Talk. “It’s not as much coming back as a proper series [but] as an update,” she said. “At most there’ll be only six to eight episodes. It’s a catch up on our lives and where we are now.”
I think we can pretty much credit MTV with the birth of reality television thanks to the explosion of The Real World, but it didn't stop there. Think about all of the families we watch on a weekly basis, from the Robertsons to the Kardashians to everyone in between. Where did the madness begin? Some may say with a ride on the crazy train courtesy of The Osbournes. Don't act like you didn't watch!
We saw Jack and Kelly Osbourne grow up on camera (although eldest daughter Amy didn't participate) with the always hilarious chirping busybody of a "mum" Sharon and bumbling, mumbling former death metal star Ozzy. And, of course, don't forget their tiny pooches! Now Kelly is a fashion consultant for E! and Jack is family man–how precious is his wife? (pictured with him and his parents above)–currently competing on Dancing with the Stars…but do they ever think about going back to the days of reality television's first family?
Our favorite reality TV stars can't get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite pictures from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy!
There is some full blown drama with America’s Got Talent. Long time judge Sharon Osbourne has quit, accusing NBC of discriminating against her son Jack Osbourne in light of his recent Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
According to Sharon, Jack was in negotiations with NBC to star alongside Nick Lachey and Dean Cain (now that would be quite a trio!) in a military-inspired reality show called Stars Earn Stripes. However, after Jack found he had MS, the network basically handed him his walking papers. If that is the case, shame on you, NBC! Of course, the show’s producer David Hurwitz claims that a deal with Jack was never finalized.
ABC has released the photos of the 16 contestants that will appear on this season’s Dancing With The Stars along their partners. The show, which premiers Monday, September 21 at 8/7c on ABC, will also have a few twists, including a double elimination on Sept. 23. We will definitely be watching.
The dancing partners for the 16 celebrity contestants on Dancing With The Stars were announced on Good Morning America on Monday.
The show, which premiers Monday, September 21 at 8/7c on ABC, will also have a few twists, including a double elimination on Sept. 23.
The full list of the celebrities and their partners is below -
Mya, singer, and Dmitri Chaplin Melissa Joan Hart, actress, and reigning DWTS champ Mark Ballas Michael Irvin, former Dallas Cowboy, and Anna Demidova Ashley Hamilton, actor, comedian, singer-songwriter, and Edyta Sliwinska Aaron Carter, singer, and Karina Smirnoff Kathy Ireland, former supermodel-turned-businesswoman, and Tony Dovolani Debi Mazar, actress, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Natalie Coughlin, U.S. Olympic swimmer, and season 1 champ Alec Mazo Louie Vito, snowboarder, and Chesie Hightower Chuck Liddell, ultimate fighting champ, and Anna Trebunskaya Donny Osmond, singer, and Kym Johnson Tom DeLay, former congressman, and two-time Dancing champ Cheryl Burke Macy Gray, singer, and Jonathan Roberts Joanna Krupa, model and actress, and season 7 champ Derek Hough Mark Dacascos, Iron Chef personality, and Lacey Schwimmer Kelly Osbourne, reality star, and Louis Van Amstel
ABC has announced the 16 newest stars set to appear on Dancing With The Stars’ninth season which premieres Sept 21. Sixteen celebrities — including Donny Osmond, Melissa Joan Hart and Aaron Carter — have signed on.
DWTS executive producer Conrad GreentellsPEOPLE about the cast increase, “It was about trying to make it as big as possible and try to get that sense of fun and excitement and real character come through on the show.”
The new lineup also includes former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin, reality star Kelly Osbourne and supermodel-turned-billionaire businesswoman Kathy Ireland. Lesser-known celebrities, such as snowboarder Louie Vito, Iron Chef’s Mark Dacascos and model Joanna Krupa join the cast as well. The most surprising contestant by far is former House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Below are the 16 stars:
Chuck Liddell: The Ultimate Fighting Championship member .
Louie Vito: A professional snowboarder who has participated in the Winter X Games.
Natalie Coughlin: The swimmer earned six gold medals at the 2008 Olympics.
Michael Irvin: A former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver who was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
Mya: A Grammy-winning R&B singer and former star of Broadway’s Chicago.
Kelly Osbourne: The London-born daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.
Macy Gray: She won one Grammy and was nominated for four more.
Debi Mazar: Stars on Entourage and has also appeared in four Madonna videos.
Ashley Hamilton: The son of George Hamilton and Alana Stewart (and stepson of Rod Stewart).04.
Kathy Ireland: The former model (who appeared in Sports Illustrated for 13 consecutive years) .
Joanna Krupa: Maxim named her the sexiest swimsuit model in the world.
Aaron Carter: A pop singer (and little brother to the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter) .
Donny Osmond: The one-time teen idol used to perform with his brothers as a kid in the Osmond Brothers.
Melissa Joan Hart: A mother of two boys, she is most known for starring in Sabrina the Teenage Witch from 1996 to 2003.
Tom DeLay: A former Republican House Majority Leader who resigned after being indicted on campaign finance violations.
Mark Dacascos: The chairman of Kitchen Stadium on Iron Chef America since 20.