Never mess with Sharon Osbourne. It’s a rule of thumb for co-hosts, guests on her talk shows — and her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, too.
One of the adjectives that best encapsulates Sharon Osbourne is “outspoken.” The other, less-savory one is vindictive.
Five years ago, she Ozzy Osbourne’s wife once referred to Kim Kardashian as a “ho” in Sharon’s efforts to bring attention to her True Colors Fund. The organization is part of efforts to eradicate AIDS for good.
Man or woman, tall or small, heavy or thin, Sharon Osbourne doesn’t give a f— who she decides to dress down.
While she often incisively slips in her invectives, she’s not afraid to fight in person — even in front of a crowd, for that matter.
Case in point: In August 2005, she took the stage at a massive venue in California as Iron Maiden concluded their set. Sharon Osbourne compliment Iron Maiden on the set they had just performed in front of 40,000 people.
But, as with all things Sharon, there was a catch. Shortly after she complimented Maiden, she called the lead singer “a prick” and accused Maiden of delaying their tour. Fans were in an uproar, and Sharon Osbourne eventually left the stage.
Hell & Back
By that time in 2005, she had already become a regular talking head on TV shows like Rock Wives, America Idol, America’s Got Talent and The Talk. The latter show fired her
Not so fast. Sharon is now targeting CBS, which airs The Talk. Osbourne alleges she was fired after employees complained about harsh treatment on the show.
Sharon Osbourne intends to tell her side of the story on her new TV show, Sharon Osborne: Hell & Back. It debuts tonight on Fox.