The Talk

Wynonna Judd Ready To Talk About "Got Soul"; Appearance on CBS "The Talk", October 28

WYNONNA JUDD will make an appearance on CBS’s “The Talk,” daytime television’s fastest-growing network talk show, Monday, October 28 (2-3 PM ET; 1-2 PM PT/CT), to reveal details on her new women’s shoe line Got Soul, as well as plans for her “A Simpler Christmas” tour kicking off December 3.

The five-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, musician and New York Times best-selling author can now add shoe designer to her resume. At the MAGIC Fashion and Apparel Trade Show in Las Vegas this past August,WYNONNA unveiled her new women’s shoe line: Got Soul. The new collection of bedazzled sneakers, wedges and flats, will be available at Fred Segal LA and boutiques across America just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.

As for the inspiration behind starting her own shoe line, WYNONNA said it came from her real-life road experience. “I’m on stage, and I hear from the audience, ‘Oh my god, your shoes,’” WYNONNA told Women’s Wear Daily’s Footwear News (check out the 9/2/13 story here). “[Fans kept saying] the same thing at meet-and-greets. All of a sudden, it was like, ‘bling!’ literally and figuratively. Every woman needs to feel sparkly at some point.”
   

WYNONNA goes on to share where the desire to create the new line came from. “It wasn’t a marketing thing. I’ve been offered all kinds of deals, but it truly has to be something that’s really me. I wear [fashion sneakers] every night on stage for my two-hour show, so it started authentically, and I’m really proud of that. It’s a very personal love affair with the fans.

“The initial line will include a variety of wedges with cool buckles and fringe, sneakers with an assortment of flag designs and bedazzled sequins, and then my favorites that inspired the entire line, the high top sequined sneakers. I think we did a great job at creating a dynamic line that the fans will love, that are unique and full of attitude.”

While on the “The Talk,” WYNONNA will also discuss her upcoming holiday tour–“A Simpler Christmas”–with her band THE BIG NOISE. The intimate and joyous performances will showcase her legendary voice in a set of inspirational Christmas favorites, plus some of her greatest hits. Wynonna & The Big Noise kick off their “A Simpler Christmas” tour December 3 in Bakersfield, CA with dates running through December 22 in York, PA (see full itinerary below). “The holidays are a hectic time of year for so many,” says WYNONNA. “The guys and I are excited to give fans a chance to experience the simpler sounds of the season.” Finely etched musical arrangements by her band will put WYNONNA’svoice front and center for what promises to be a truly memorable evening of music and holiday magic.

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Kelly Osbourne Planning 2014 Summer Wedding in U.K.

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Singer-turned-TV personality Kelly Osbourne will wed her fiance Matthew Mosshart in her native U.K. summer of 2014.

The 28-year-old daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne confirmed she is engaged to the vegan chef last week, but revealed he had actually popped the question during a romantic New Year’s Eve moment on vacation in Anguilla.

Now Kelly’s mother, Sharon, has spilled a few details about the happy couple’s big plans.

During Monday’s episode of her daytime show The Talk, she said, “My daughter Kelly is now officially engaged and she’s planning a summer wedding next year at our home in England.”

The bride-to-be has also given fans a peek at her custom-made Tiffany engagement ring by taking to her Instagram.com blog on Saturday to show off the new sparkler.

Sharon Osbourne To Testify in Michael Jackson Case

Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne has been subpoenaed to testify in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial.

Opening statements in the battle between the King of Pop’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert promoters AEG Live began in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday and on Tuesday, Ozzy Osbourne’s wife was served with papers demanding her attendance to serve as a witness for the prosecution.

The TV personality had previously been named as a potential witness after confessing that she may have evidence to support Katherine’s claim that promoters were negligent in ignoring life-threatening health concerns while organizing the Thriller hitmaker’s doomed This Is It comeback gigs.

Speaking out during an episode of her chat show The Talk in early April, Osbourne said, “There were certain people that worked at that company (AEG Live) that knew that Michael Jackson was not well and didn’t care because it was business. And, at the end of the day, whether he performed or he didn’t, they would still make money, and I’ve had conversations with certain people at that company who have said exactly that to me.

“If they would like me to go to court, the Jackson family, I will stand up and tell you who said that to me.”

Osbourne was served with court papers shortly before filming began on Tuesday’s episode of The Talk, and she has no problem with the order.

She explains, “I was like, what do you do (after being served)? You do your duty. Somebody asks you to come to court, you are subpoenaed and you do your duty.”

Katherine Jackson is reportedly seeking more than $40 billion from AEG Live executives for loss of future earnings and other damages. She also wants the concert bosses to be held responsible for hiring Conrad Murray, the medic who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for causing the superstar’s death in 2009.

The Talk’s Sara Gilbert Engaged To Girlfriend Linda Perry

Sara Gilbert is planning a wedding! The Talk co-host announced on Monday’s show that she got engaged to girlfriend Linda Perry “about a week ago.” Gilbert also dished about Perry’s elaborate proposal at a Los Angeles park.

“We go to a park, and we have food and we’re eating it, it’s really sweet and there’s this guy sitting playing guitar, like a street musician, and he starts playing this song that we love… I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s so weird, this is so magical and amazing,’” she revealed. “So that ends and she’s like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna ask him to play this other song,’ but this other song is really obscure and this guy wouldn’t know it, but magically he knows it… And suddenly the people picnicking next to us pull out string instruments from under the blanket and walk over and they start playing Love Song (by the Cure)…”

“Then she goes to her backpack and she pulls out some T-shirts and the first T-shirt says, ‘Will,’ and then she puts on another T-Shirt that says, ‘You,’ ‘Marry,’ ‘Me’ and the last one is a question mark. And then she goes to her backpack and gets a ring,” explained Gilbert.

“So then she says, ‘Ok, turn around,’ and I turn around and our mums are there and a couple friends… So I think that’s it and it’s the most amazing proposal ever and then… this guy walks up and she’s like, ‘This is John Waite,’ and he starts playing Missing You,” Gilbert added.

Gilbert came out as a lesbian in 2010 and revealed her then 9-year relationship with producer Alison Adler. Gilbert and Adler have two children together, 8-year-old Levi and 5-year-old Sawyer. Gilbert began dating Perry, a songwriter and former frontwoman of 4 Non Blondes, in 2011 shortly after splitting from Adler.

Sharon Osbourne Reveals She Underwent A Double Mastectomy

Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she had both breasts removed after finding out that she was at risk for developing breast cancer. “The Talk” co-host, who has been afflicted by cancer before, said, in an interview with Hello! magazine, that it wasn’t an experience she wished to repeat:

“As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought: ‘The odds are not in my favor’.”

“I’ve had cancer before and I didn’t want to live under that cloud: I decided to just take everything off, and had a double mastectomy,” she added.

Osbourne added that the choice—to live without fear of cancer—was a no-brainer:

“I didn’t even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way, I just wanted to be able to live my life without that fear all the time.”

Ozzy Osbourne Trying Out Vegan Diet

Rock veteran Ozzy Osbourne has adopted a new vegan diet in a bid to get healthy.
The 62-year-old star was inspired to change his lifestyle last week (ends Oct. 21) after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives, which publicises the benefits of veganism.

In an interview on his wife Sharon’s U.S. daytime show The Talk on Tuesday (Oct 25), he said, “My assistant showed me a video called Forks and Knives (sic) or something, about (cutting out) meat and dairy products, so I thought, ‘I’ll give this a shot!'”

Osbourne is convinced turning his back on animal products is already giving him a new lease of life and will help him make better food choices when he’s on tour.

He added, “I feel OK actually, I feel better about myself, you know? I go on binges… That’s the reason why I decided to cut out meat out and dairy because I’ve limited what I can have because when you’re on the road and you’re travelling, you grab buns and… burgers are everywhere… so now I’ve just narrowed the margin.

“I’m not saying I’m gonna do it forever; I might go back – when my wife learns to cook, so that’ll be never!”