Sharon Osbourne has given a no-holds-barred, profanity-filled interview in which she slams several people, including scandalous politician Anthony Weiner (whom she calls “out of his f*cking mind,” “stupid” and a “predator”); teen idol Justin Bieber (whom she calls a “lost” boy who “doesn’t realize he’s white not black”); hip-hop star Kanye West (“he bores me”); and Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (“that little sh*t”). She also ripped into Rolling Stone magazine (“disgraceful”) and ABC talk show “The View” (“not entertaining”).
In the interview (which was published by the Daily Beast on July 29, 2013), Osbourne also repeated what she has already told the media about her marriage: She and her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, aren’t getting divorced, despite their marital problems due to his drug/alcohol relapse from late 2011 to early 2013. Ozzy posted a message on his Facebook page saying that he’s been clean and sober since March 2013. Ozzy and Sharon have been married since 1982. She’s been his manager since 1979.
Sharon also said that her return to “The X Factor” U.K. judging panel in 2013 will just be for this year, and she’s leaving the show after that. We’ll have to wait and see if Sharon will be back on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2014 or another year. After all, she used to say that she would never go back to being a judge on the show. Obviously, she changed her mind.
Sharon Osbourne was a judge on “The X Factor” U.K. from 2004 to 2007. In 2013, she replaced fired judge Tulisa Contostavlos. Before rejoining “The X Factor” U.K. in 2013, Sharon was a judge on “America’s Got Talent” from 2007 to 2012.
Sharon has also been co-hosting the Los Angeles-based CBS chat show “The Talk” since the show’s debut in 2010. “The Talk,” just like rival show “The View” (which launched in 1997), has an all-female panel of hosts who interview people and talk about current news and entertainment.
In addition to cursing out Weiner and other people in the Daily Beast interview, Sharon also took a shot at her former “X Factor” U.K. enemy Dannii Minogue, who was a judge on the show from 2007 to 2010. Sharon has said in many interviews that she quit “The X Factor” U.K. because she didn’t like working with Minogue. Their feud is old news though, and Sharon really didn’t say anything new about Minogue that she hasn’t said before in the media. In the Daily Beast interview, Sharon called Minogue “insignificant” and said she regrets letting Minogue “get under my skin” and that their feud is “in the past.”
Sharon Osbourne’s insults about several people will probably get the most media attention from this interview. What won’t get as much media attention is that she heaped praise on other people whom she says she admires, including Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey and Jenny McCarthy. She called Swift and Timberlake “brilliant.”
And she had this to say about Carey: “I love Mariah. I adore her and could just watch her for hours.” As for McCarthy, who replaced Elisabeth Hasselbeck on “The View,” Sharon commented: “I think Jenny will make it sexier and more current — a little bit more relatable.”
In the Daily Beast interview, Sharon also said that her No. 1 career goal is to make a feature film about her husband Ozzy when he was in his 20s and 30s. She has been talking about this movie for several years. Back in 2003, Jack Black told the media that he wanted to play Ozzy in the movie, while Sharon said that Johnny Depp would be her first choice. But now, Black and Depp are too old for the role, and Sharon told the Daily Beast that she thinks the movie would work only if an unknown English actor is cast to portray Ozzy.
She also said that the movie will take place in the 1970s (when Ozzy found fame as the first lead singer of Black Sabbath) and the 1980s (when he launched a successful solo career). In the meantime, for people who want to see Ozzy’s life story on film, there is the 2011 documentary “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne,” which had a limited release in theaters and is now available on home video. Ozzy and Sharon’s son Jack was one of the documentary’s producers.
What may shock some people about Sharon’s interview with the Daily Beast is how much cursing Sharon does. But, by her own admission, this is how Sharon talks in real life. It’s common knowledge with people who’ve known or worked with her over the years. She has to censor herself on shows like “The Talk” and “The X Factor” because she would get in trouble for saying many of the curse words that she frequently uses when she’s not on camera.
Here are excerpts from the Daily Beast interview:
On Anthony Weiner:
“I mean this guy is out of his f*cking mind … Oh my god! You know that they’re f*ckin’ out of their mind and they’re just a predator. That closes the door. It just closes the door. It’s like, for f*ck sake! You’re a grown man with a great education, and you think, in this day and age, you can send pictures of your penis over the Internet and not get caught? Now, how f*ckin’ stupid are you? What makes him think that he has a sense of freedom to do that? … . You want to talk about issues while you sent a picture of your dick, with writing on it? Where do you want to start? And he cares about the middle class? What a crock of sh*t.”
On Justin Bieber:
“There’s this little kid with a huge dream, he’s cute, girls love him, and he wants to be a mean boy, and he’s about as mean as a f*ckin’ kitten, and he’s trying to act out. It’s like pissing in a bucket. It’s like, “Oh, we’re the bad boys!” F*ck off! You don’t know what bad is. And I think that he’s lost, I really do. I think he doesn’t realize he’s white and not black, that’s a huge problem.”
On Kanye West:
“I have no time for him. He bores me. I said it on the show, he’s an average-looking man with an average talent, but he’s a great salesman. He should sell cars because they would f*ckin’ fly out the door. He’s his No. 1 fan.”
On Rolling Stone magazine’s decision to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover:
“I think it’s absolutely disgraceful. They made him look like a rock star … They have great journalists at Rolling Stone, but if you want to cover this, put the victims on the cover. You could have done something more tasteful than make him look like a rock star and put power behind these people. They want media attention for their causes, and we’re giving them what they want. How many murderers have women who write to them in prison? A lot. Now, young girls will see this guy, and he is a good-looking guy, that little sh*t, and they’ll say, “Oh, he’s so sweet.” F*ck him, and his mother, and his father, and his brother. We all know magazines are on the downward scale. Rolling Stone used to be a f*ckin’ magazine, now it’s like a tear sheet. There’s nothing there. Just go online and cut to the f*ckin’ chase, don’t lower your standards and strive for sales.”
On “The View”:
“It needed a shake-up because the show attracts a 50-plus audience, and it’s very dry and very straight. It’s not entertaining … I idolize Barbara [Walters]. She’s an amazing woman. But I think the panel was very dry and boring. I think Jenny [McCarthy] will make it sexier and more current — a little bit more relatable. It had just gotten so political and so straight that you couldn’t really relate to it, because everyone on the show was so f*ckin’ good. It’s like having a panel of five f*ckin’ Martha Stewarts. You just turn it off.”