April 24, 2013 in Nation/World

Sharon Osbourne says she’ll stick with Ozzy

From Wire Reports
 

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Sharon Osbourne says she and husband Ozzy aren’t splitting.

Osbourne addressed recent rumors of their family problems on Tuesday’s edition of “The Talk,” the CBS chat show she co-hosts.

She told viewers she had not been aware of her husband’s year-and-a-half-long relapse into prescription drug and alcohol abuse, which he made public in an apologetic Facebook post last week.

She says she is “devastated” by their struggles, but she added that the couple has dealt with worse before.

The TV personality and music manager blinked back tears as she said, “This, too, shall pass.”

Ozzy Osbourne was a founding member of heavy-metal pioneers Black Sabbath, but he left the group in 1979. The 64-year-old has since rejoined, and the band’s new studio album is out in June.

Angelou home after hospitalization

One of Maya Angelou’s doctors says the poet and author is recovering at her North Carolina home following a brief hospitalization.

Dr. Jeff Williamson of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., says in letter dated Tuesday that, as leader of Angelou’s medical team, he has ordered the 85-year-old to forgo any travel for the next three to four weeks.

Butler University in Indianapolis announced Angelou had canceled an appearance scheduled for Thursday after being notified by the speaker’s bureau.

Among Angelou’s most acclaimed works is the 1969 autobiographical work “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”

Network mixes rappers with Amish

The DIY television network is proving a comfortable home for rappers turned renovators.

“Vanilla Ice Goes Amish” will debut on the network this year. Network executive Burton Jablin says the former rap star will live with an Amish community in Ohio to learn how they do construction. Vanilla Ice already has a renovation series on the network that will return for its fourth season this fall.

Reverend Run of Run DMC will have a series next year starring with his wife and three children as they renovate their home.

Keeping with the music theme, DIY will also feature Daryl Hall next year as he renovates a farmhouse in Connecticut.

The birthday bunch

Actress Shirley MacLaine is 79. Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 71. Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is 71. Actor Michael O’Keefe is 58. Actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 49. Singer Kelly Clarkson is 31. Actor Doc Shaw is 21.

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