Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is an English media personality, fashion designer, singer, actress, and model, best known for being the daughter of Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne. She was thrust into the limelight after appearing on reality series The Osbournes with her famous family. She has since won awards in Acting, Fashion and an Emmy award (Outstanding Reality Program, 2002) with her family. Osbourne has also been nominated for her presenting skills on The Surgery with Kelly Osbourne on BBC Radio 1.
On August 17, 2009, it was announced that Kelly will compete on the ninth season of Dancing With the Stars.
Kelly Osborne was born in the City of Westminster, London, as the middle child of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, the others being her older sister Aimee and her younger brother Jack. She also has two half-siblings: Jessica Hobbs and Louis John Osbourne from Ozzy's first marriage. She also had an unofficially "adopted" brother, Robert Marcato, who Sharon and Ozzy took in after Marcato's mother died. Kelly grew up traveling with her father as he went on tour, and lived in more than 20 homes between the UK and the USA.
Osbourne and the rest of her immediate family (without Aimee) were thrust into the international spotlight with the MTV reality show The Osbournes. It chronicled their day-to-day life, and the show became a runaway hit for its portrayal of a dysfunctional, though close-knit, family where 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 around the age of sixteen, ending around the ages of eighteen or nineteen. 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.
In 2009 Kelly Osbourne returns to television with the rest of the Osbourne family on Osbournes: Reloaded. The show premiered on March 31 2009 on Fox, and was canceled later that same night due to the show being unsuitable for American TV
Her debut album, Shut Up!, was released in 2002 to moderate American sales, but good European sales , fueled mostly by a cover version of the hit Madonna song "Papa Don't Preach", which was debuted with Houston rock band Pure Rubbish at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards. Osbourne's 2002 debut with Epic Records, "Shut Up!", debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. The album was met with bad critical reviews and, by May 2003, Osbourne had been dropped from Epic Records. However, by autumn she had resurfaced on the Sanctuary label, later recording a duet of "Changes" (a Black Sabbath song) with her father. The duet hit #1 on the UK charts, and was the first time a father/daughter duet topped the uk charts since Frank and Nancey sinatra's "Something Stupid" in 1967. Changes was also 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". The album "Sleeping In The Nothing" was not without controversy, due to its reportedly heavily-altered album cover, in which Osbourne appeared slimmer, despite her previous assertions of being happy with her size.
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".
Kelly was forced to back out of her final performance in West End musical Chicago after the 31 October 2007 incident that injured her back. She later went on to win theatre actress of the year at the glamour awards in the uk. On the same night she attended the Sony Radio Academy Awards - where she was nominated for the Rising Star Award in which she did not win.
Kelly has revealed that she wants to get back in the studio and work on her third studio album. Her previous album was released four years ago, and she said that after taking a break from music, she wants to do it right this time. On her twitter page, Kelly wrote that she had just finished a track she was working on in her fathers studio, she describes it as sounding very '90s, she wants to start working on new tracks with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris and has revealed she is working on a collaboration with a mystery pop star, her new musical direction is a more gentler sound than her first record "Shut Up/Changes", but is still reminiscent of her second electronic sounding LP "Sleeping in the nothing. She hasn't yet confirmed details of a new record or release dates.
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. 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.
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 movie 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.
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.
Kelly recently 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.
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".
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 In 2004, Osbourne launched her own fashion line, Stiletto Killers, with her friend and former AA 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 modelled for Heatherette in a catwalk show which also featured Naomi Campbell.
On September 1st 2009, Kelly released her 1st autobiography: Fierce via Virgin Books. Though the book contains autobiography elements, it also has been written to give people advice, strength and guidance through tough periods. By September 9th 2009 the book has 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. Kelly will be on a book tour of the UK to promote the book throughout September before returning to the states for her appearance on `DWTS.` As of September 2009 she will write a weekly column giving advice and celebrity gossip in UK magazine closer.
Kelly sports many tattoos all over her body, including a skull-and-crossbones design on both feet, small angel wings on her back, an outlined star on the back of her neck, a tiny pink heart on her hip, a ship's anchor on the back of her left forearm, a tiny pink heart on her little finger (the same as ex-boyfriend Bert McCracken), a padlock and key with the word "Daddy" above it, a musical keyboard on the back of her right forearm, and the name of her brother, Jack, on her wrist.
On 2 April 2004, Osbourne entered the Malibu rehab facility Promises after admitting to family that she was addicted to painkillers. Over a year later, on June 2, she checked into Las Encinas Hospital, a drug treatment center in Pasadena, California after a relapse. She entered another drug treatment facility in January 2009; she stayed for a month and later acknowledged that she had suffered a relapse of her addiction to painkillers. After 30 days Kelly was released and has been quoted that this was the first time she really thought it had helped her.
In September 2006, at the Electric Picnic festival in Ireland, Kelly and her boyfriend, Matty Derham of the band Fields, held a wedding ceremony in the on-site inflatable church and days later were spotted buying gold bands. 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. She later went on to date Matt Emerson, drummer from rock band Trash Fashion She also dated the Used frontman Bert McCracken and New Found Glory lead guitarist Chad Gilbert.
She is now engaged to model Luke Worrall. She has hinted that she will be getting married within the next year by revealing that she plans to grow her hair long and return to her natural Blonde colour, as she had promised her father she would, she explains that that's why her hair was so short and blonde after a salon disaster.
On January 19, 2009, Osbourne was arrested for assault after allegedly slapping a journalist at a club in August 2008. Osbourne was reportedly angry that the journalist, Zoe Griffin, had reported that Osbourne's fiance, Luke Worrall, did not know how an earthquake occurred.
At an HIV charity benefit in February 2007, Kelly revealed that the event was special to her because one of her family members was HIV positive; she didn't specify whom. It was later revealed that it was her cousin Terry Longden of the reality show The Salon.
All Kelly Osbourne lyrics
- Come Dig Me Out
- Dig Me Out (live)
- Don't Touch Me
- Edge Of Your Atmosphere
- Everything�s Alright
- I Can't Wait
- More Than Life Itself
- On The Run
- On Your Own
- One Word
- Papa Don�t Preach
- Right Here
- Save Me
- Secret Lover
- Shut Up
- Too Much Of You
- Uh Oh
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