Lush and exclusive rehabs along the California coast might as well add an Osbourne wing. Kelly, the petulant daughter of incoherent rock legend, Ozzy, has checked into Promises, a popular Malibu rehab center for an addiction to prescription painkillers.
The shocker sparked on CNN’s Larry King Live where family matriarch Sharon confirmed the rumor to the suspender-clad talkie.
The deal: Sharon’s publicist received a phone call from a British tabloid claiming to have photos of Kelly involved in a drug deal.
From there, a teary Sharon told a neck-braced Ozzy who confronted Kelly. Kelly then proceeded to turn over a bag containing around 500 dolls (pills, for those not versed in Jacquelin Susann).
Recovering brother Jack (admitted to rehab this time last year for an addiction to lethal OxyContin) carted Kelly to her 800-thread-count padded cell where she’ll dry out for an undisclosed amount of time.
King queried if the family had suspected anything. “I did, but she’s so good at telling lies,” Ozzy said.
Pink blows up to a blow-up
E! Online reported that Pink is taking punches at Christina Aguilera – or, more accurately, a blow-up doll meant to be Xtina.
On her UK tour, Pink pouts a solo of Lady Marmalade with blow-up doll stand-ins to represent Aguilera, Mya and Lil’ Kim.
A fan told E! that Pink approached the ugliest doll, shrieked “You are beautiful, no matter what I say!” and erupted into creepy, vodka-laced laughter.
I refer to a quote by Jack Black: “Beige is the color you get when you mix Pink with the crap she records.”
Backstreet’s back…no, seriously
Billboard Magazine reports that after two years, all five members of the Backstreet Boys have congregated in the studio for a follow up to their 2001 release “Black and Blue.”
Since none of said members have been doing much since “Black and Blue,” what a nice change of pace!
Mouthpiece for the group Wright Entertainment said the album in production will be their best yet and is aiming for a late summer release and a U.S. tour to follow in fall.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The Charlie Kaufman-penned script is sparking talk of bad-memory erasure and the stunning performances by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.
The flick, centered on coupled up Jim-n-Kate who take medical measures to erase the horrors of love, is an emotional thrill ride. Carrey is flawless and finally, at 42, achieves the subtlety and skill of a serious actor.
But make no mistake – Winslet gives the performance of her career. Titanic is a dingy compared to this, the role she’s been waiting for. The supporting cast of indie faire, including Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood and Mark Ruffalo, do a competent job in sending the message that hard times build character…or $22 million to date in domestic box office.
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