The sound editor who bleeps for "The Osbournes" might want to follow Kelly Osbourne as she does interviews about leaving giant Epic Records for a smaller label.
"I don't have to write about boys and girls anymore, which is so good because I hate that sh--," Kelly said about her deal with Sanctuary Records. "Like, 'I don't want to like you/ You broke my heart and I hate you.' It's like, f--- that. [Sanctuary] is so much different. I get to have such a hand in what I do."
The youngest Osbourne is enjoying her newfound freedom as she works on her second album, due later in 2004.
"I'm going electronic with some heavy-ish stuff," she explained. "I just worked with the Matrix. I did a great song with them."
Kelly is also collaborating with Linda Perry, who recently collaborated with Osbourne's nemesis, Christina Aguilera.
"I don't even know why people care if I like [Christina] or not," Kelly said. "She gets so much publicity because I said I didn't like her that I wish I never said anything."
The as-yet-untitled album will also feature other big-name producers and collaborators, although Kelly is not ready to reveal them. "All my friends that I speak to, it's like, 'Oh you're doing another album, I want to work with you,' which is great," she said.
Shut Up, Kelly's debut, did not live up to its label's expectations, but her latest single, a duet with father Ozzy on a remake of Black Sabbath's "Changes" (see "Elton John Advises Kelly And Ozzy On Changing 'Changes' "), recently hit #1 in England.
"I was so excited," Kelly said. "That was like a dream come true and a big f--- you to everyone."
Along with her album, Osbourne is also shooting a pilot for ABC called "Doing It" (see "Kelly Osbourne 'Doing It' On Network TV"). "It's this teen-sex drama and I play the fat girl," she said.
The show has been described as a cross between "My So-Called Life" and "American Pie," although Kelly uses other points of reference. "It's kind of like 'Sex and the City' meets '[Beverly Hills] 90210.' "