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Sharon Osbourne: "Jack’s Sobriety Was Turing Point For Ozzy"

Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne credits her son Jack’s determination to get clean with inspiring Ozzy Osbourner  to kick his addictions to drink and drugs once and for all.


The Paranoid hitmaker’s lifelong battle with alcohol and illegal substances has been well documented over the years, but it was only when Jack checked into a child psychiatric ward to deal with his personal issues in 2003 that the Black Sabbath frontman became serious about confronting his own problems.

Speaking in candid new documentary GOD Bless Ozzy Osbourne, which was produced by Jack, Sharon says, “Jack getting sober was… really his big turning point… Jack was dealing with life sober for the first time.” The 62-year-old singer has spent the past few years completely sober after vowing to clean up his act for the sake of his loved ones and his dedication to the cause has stunned even his closest relatives.

The Osbournes’ eldest daughter, Aimee, says, “He’s really blown us away… It really seems like he’s come through the other side.” Kelly Osbourne 
reveals she is proud of her dad for sticking to his promise: “I spent 19 years of my life praying he was the father I have today. Not many people can say that.” And Sharon has echoed her daughters’ sentiments, adding, “He works really hard for his sobriety and he deserves it.” GOD Bless Ozzy Osbourne premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Sunday (April 24).
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Sharon Osbourne Vows To Stay ‘on top’ Of Taxes After Massive Bill

Ozzy Osbourne‘s wife Sharon has conceded she failed to keep “on top” of her business affairs just days after news of the couple’s tax troubles hit headlines.

Officials at America’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a lien against the stars with the Los Angles County Recorder’s Office earlier this month (Apr11), alleging they owe more than $1.7 million for taxes dating back to 2008 and 2009.
Sharon Osbourne has now opened up about the couple’s money woes, insisting she will take better care of her finances in future.
In a post on Twitter.com, she writes, “You can’t rely on anyone but yourself. You have to be on top of your own business affairs. My fault… lesson learned.”

America’s Got Talent to Launch First Ever Nationwide Tour

“America’s Got Talent,” NBC’s hit television talent show from American Idol producers FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television, will launch its first ever nationwide tour this fall, bringing the country’s most dynamic and diverse entertainers to 25 cities beginning October 1st at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA. The announcement was made jointly today by Debra Rathwell, Senior Vice President of AEG Live, Northeast, and Andy Felsher, SVP, Games, Entertainment and Live Events for FremantleMedia Enterprises(FME).  Hosted by Jerry Springer, the spectacular live stage version will feature the Season 5 winner, who will be crowned during the show’s season finale on September 15th.  This phenomenal event, promoted by AEG Live, will also feature other dynamic finalists and fan favorites from the hit series.
Tickets to America’s Got Talent Live go on sale Friday, July 23rd at 10amand can be purchased via aeglive.com.
America’s Got Talent has discovered some of the most amazing performers that this country has to offer,” said Debra Rathwell of AEG Live, in making the announcement.  “We’re proud to have the opportunity to tour this unique and explosive live stage show.” 
 “After the huge success of both the television show and the live version ofAmerica’s Got Talent  in Las Vegas hosted by Jerry Springer, we’re thrilled for another opportunity to bring fans closer to one of their favorite shows, in what is sure to be an amazing tour,” said  Andy Felsher, Senior VP Entertainment, Games, and Live Events, FME.
America’s Got Talent returned this summer with the hottest performers from across the country competing in the blockbuster reality show’s fifth season. Bringing the variety show format back to the forefront of American culture each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful future stars — singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages.  While each contestant has the chance to strut and perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges including Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan, the eventual winner is chosen by the television viewing audience.  Since launching in 2006, America’s Got Talent has been sold to over 100 countries, with localized versions of the hit format being produced in 24 countries around the world.