LOS ANGELES — Performing at Saturday’s taping of the MTV Movie
Awards was “one of the worst feelings ever” for Kelly Osbourne, but stage
fright won’t slow down her burgeoning music career.
The pink-haired, 17-year-old starlet of “The Osbournes” revealed backstage
after her live singing debut (see ” ‘Lord
Of The Rings,’ Nicole Kidman On Top At MTV Movie Awards” ) that she is
scheduled to spend July and August in a New York studio recording a
Ozzy’s daughter said she’ll work with producer Rick Wake, whose
résumé includes music by Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and
Celine Dion, but she offered few other details.
“I can not divulge my secrets,” Osbourne said seductively, before changing
tones. “Actually, it’s because I have no idea.”
Come on, Kelly, you have to have some idea.
“What do you want to hear? I’m doing a duet with Britney, with Mandy Moore
and with Alice Cooper.”
We’d love to hear that, if only it were true.
Osbourne also shot down the chance of recording with her co-host for the
Movie Awards pre-show, Ja Rule. “I’m not down with that whole rap thing,”
she said. “I don’t know how to rap.”
Kelly’s album will not be released until late this year or early next, but
fans can snag her cover of Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” on The Osbourne
Family Album, due June 11 (see “Osbournes Unveil F—ing Family Album” ).
Osbourne will perform the song for a second time a few days later at
KIIS-FM’s June 15 Wango Tango festival in Pasadena, California. The fake
ID-carrying singer is looking forward to performing in front of a different
kind of audience than the Movie Awards.
“It’s way more nerve-racking to perform in front of celebrities,” Osbourne
said. “They’re not your fans. They’re here because they’re nominated for a
f—ing award. Tonight was the first time I’ve ever performed, and there
were all those people, and I wanted to sh– my pants. I made eye contact
with one motherf—er in the first row, and he started laughing at me, and I
got really pissed off. I was like, ‘F— you!’ and kicked my microphone
Osbourne’s nerves were somewhat calmed by her father, who sent her enough
flowers to fill her dressing room and called from London “like seven times.”
“He said that he loved me and that I can do it,” Kelly said. “He’s so
Fans of “The Osbournes” — and there are many (see ” ‘Osbournes’ Is Must-See TV For Incubus, Pink, Box Car
Racer” ) — can witness more of that kind of loving behavior
(yeah, right) now that Sharon, Ozzy and the kids have signed on for two more
Although rumors have the show moving to the family’s native England, Kelly
“I will not go to England,” she said. “It’s not very comfortable for me
there. It’s like people there all look the same and they don’t have
acceptance for people who are different. I get kicked out of fancy stores in
London because my attire isn’t appropriate. I don’t feel like I should have
to fight for the way I look, so I would rather stay somewhere else. Don’t
get me wrong, I love England. My friends there are my best friends since I
was 2 years old. It’s just the only thing I miss is the food and my