Ozzy Osbourne wows the White House
CAPITAL ENTERTAINMENT Drew Carey may have been the emcee at Saturday’s annual White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington, and the guest list may have included such photogenic faces as Harrison Ford, Christie Brinkley, Glenn Close, Sally Field, Apolo Ohno, Dana Delany, Shannen Doherty, and Chloe Sevigny, but the real stars of the evening were a family, led by a recovering-alcoholic dad and a smart and sensible mom, who live under constant media scrutiny in a famous mansion. And even the Bushes paid tribute to the Osbournes, present as guests of Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren. ”The thing about is, he’s made a lot of big hit recordings — ‘Party With the Animals,’ ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath,’ ‘Face in Hell,’ ‘Black Skies’ and ‘Bloodbath in Paradise,”’ told the crowd.” Ozzy, Mom loves your stuff.” In what must have been the oddest presidential meeting with a pop star since Richard Nixon made Elvis Presley an honorary narc, Ozzy was led to Bush’s table and offered him some advice. ”Ozzy told him he should grow his hair long,” Sharon Osbourne told the New York Daily News. ”Maybe in the second term,” Bush replied. Carey, speaking of the star who upstaged him and his recently reported deal for two more seasons of ”The Osbournes” on MTV, said, ””Ozzy, $20 million, man. That’s barely gonna pay for your kids’ therapy!”
The Osbournes got a piece of happy news this week with the return of Pipi, their Pomeranian, who had been missing for a month. Word of the dog’s safe return came on Friday’s ”Live with Regis and Kelly,” the morning show that had put up $1,000 for the dog’s safe return (in addition to the $500 the family was offering). Regis Philbin, however, said the person who returned the dog refused to take any money. Still, the Osbournes were overjoyed and sent a thank-you message to the show. Now the pooch can go back to making pipi on the Osbournes’ Persian rugs.
TUBE TALK As expected, MTV announced Friday that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jack Black will host this year’s , to be taped June 1 for an airdate of June 6. Gellar is a two-time MTV Movie Award winner for her work in 1999’s ”Cruel Intentions,” where she won golden popcorn buckets for best female performance and best kiss (with Selma Blair). Black was nominated in 2000 for his role as a record store clerk in ”High Fidelity.” Multiple nominees include ”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” ”The Fast and the Furious,” and ”Rush Hour 2.”…
As TV pilot producers bite their knuckles for the next two weeks over which of their shows the networks will pick for fall slots (only about 25 percent of them), at least one show can breathe easy: it’s ”Everwood,” which the WB has already agreed to pick up for 13 episodes. Treat Williams, last seen as an oily studio executive in Woody Allen‘s ”Hollywood Ending,” will star as a famous brain surgeon who, after he’s widowed, moves with his two kids to a small town in Colorado and grows a Jeremiah Johnson-like beard. It’s expected to be a family-type companion drama to ”7th Heaven.”