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Kelly Osbourne was born in Westminster, London. 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. She is the goddaughter of Elton John, as seen on an episode of The Osbournes. She is also the goddaughter of family friend, Runningbear. 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 USA.
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 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 March 2009 Osbourne returned to television with the rest of the Osbourne family on Osbournes: Reloaded.
Her debut album, Shut Up!, was released in 2002 to moderate American sales, but good European sales, 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 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 #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".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"
Osbourne 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, which she did not win.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
On September 1, 2009, Osbourne 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 9, 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.
Dancing with the Stars
Osbourne appeared on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars with Louis van Amstel. She made it to the finals and eventually took home third place.
Week Dance/Song Carrie Ann's Score Len/Baz's Score Bruno's Score Result
1 Viennese Waltz/"Trouble"
2 Tango/"Take Me on the Floor" 6 7 6 Safe
3 Samba/"LoveGame" 7 6 7 Safe
4 Charleston/"Cabaret" 8 7 8 Safe
5 Paso Doble/"Crazy Train" 8 8 8 Safe
6 Jitterbug/"Bread and Butter"
Mambo Marathon/"Ran Kan Kan" 7
7 Salsa/"Good Lovin'"
Team Tango/"You Give Love a Bad Name" 8
8 Foxtrot/"Mama Do (Uh Oh Uh Oh)"
'60s Jive/"River Deep - Mountain High" 8
9 Last to Be
Quickstep/"99 Red Balloons"
Cha-Cha-Cha/"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" 8
9 Last to Be
10 Argentine Tango/"Los Vino"
Megamix/"You and Me", "Whenever, Wherever", "Maniac"
Freestyle/"I Will Survive"
Viennese Waltz/"Trouble" 9
Points Third Place
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 centre 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, 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. She later went on to date Matt Emerson, drummer from rock band Trash Fashion.
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.
On January 19, 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 Worrall.
As of March 2009, Osbourne is engaged to model Luke Worrall.
Year Album Peak chart positions
UK AUS GER FIN US US Heat US Elec.
2002 Shut Up
Released: 26 November 2002
Label: Epic Records
31 100 30 16 101 1 —
Released: 30 September 2003
Label: Sanctuary Records
— — — — — — —
2005 Sleeping in the Nothing
Released: 7 June 2005
Label: Sanctuary Records
57 — — — 117 2 2
Label: Universal Records
— — — — — — —
"—" denotes the album not released
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US US Pop 100 US Dance UK AUS CAN
2002 "Papa Don't Preach" 74 — — 3 3 6 Shut Up
2003 "Shut Up" — — — 11 34 18
"Come Dig Me Out" — — — — — —
"Changes" (with Ozzy Osbourne) — — 43 1 — 7 Changes
2005 "One Word" 121 82 1 9 38 19 Sleeping in the Nothing
"Redlight" — — 40 73 — —
"Unknown" — — - - — — Unknown
Kelly Osbourne: Live at the Electric Ballroom (23 March 2004)
Year Title Role
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Herself (Cameo)
2006 Live Freaky! Die Freaky! Sharon Hate
2008 The Town That Boars Me Model judge
2010 Devour Reagan French
Year Title Role
2002 - 2005 The Osbournes Kelly Osbourne
2003 The Sharon Osbourne Show Kelly Osbourne / Host 1 week
2004 Life As We Know It Deborah Tynan
2006 Kelly Osbourne: Turning Japanese Kelly Osbourne
2006 I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Kelly Osbourne / Host
2007 - 2008 Project Catwalk Kelly Osbourne / Host
2009 Osbournes: Reloaded Kelly Osbourne
2009 Hotel Babylon Jo
2009 Dancing With the Stars Herself/contestant (Third place)
2010 Hollywood Forever Unknown (Rumored)
2010 Osbournes Family Values Host
2010 Dr Phil (TV series) Panel contributor (Regular)
2010 The View (U.S. TV series) Co-host (Guest)
Awards and nominations
2002 - Teen Choice Awards - TV - Choice Breakout Star, Female (The Osbournes) - Won
2003 - Teen Choice Awards - Favorite TV Personality - Nominated
2003 - Teen Choice Awards - Choice TV Reality/Variety Star - Female (The Osbournes) - Won
2007 - Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards - Best Takeover in a Role (Chicago at the Cambridge) - Nominated
2008 - Sony Radio Academy Awards - Rising Star Award - Nominated
2008 - LK Today High Street Fashion Awards - Best Dressed Celebrity in High Street Fashion - Won
2008 - Glamour Awards - Theatre Actress of the Year (Chicago) - Won