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Osbourne claws her way to court

Sharon Osbourne (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Sharon Osbourne (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

We already know that Sharon Osbourne stands up for her man. It’s clear now that she’s willing to do the same for herself.

To the point even of getting sued.

Osbourne, wife of rocker Ozzy Osborne and host of VH1’s “Rock of Love Charm School,” is being sued by a former contestant after the two got into an on-screen altercation.

Megan Hauserman’s suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles, claims battery, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She seeks a jury trial and punitive damages.

The December incident, billed as “Sharon and Megan’s big fight,” has been making the rounds on various Internet sites (though it keeps getting pulled; try

In the video clip, the women trade insults, Osbourne pours a drink on Hauserman and then the two get lost in a rush of people.

The suit claims Osbourne hit Hauserman, pulled her hair and scratched her.

Hauserman’s attorney Warren J. Binder told the Associated Press, “It’s pretty hard to deny what happened on the video.”

Maybe so. But as always there’s seeing – and there’s believing.

This street does have a name

One of U2’s classic songs is titled “Where the Streets Have No Name.” Yet now a section of Manhattan’s West 53rd Street does have a name: Thanks to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a section of the street has been renamed – temporarily – for the Irish rock band. The quartet – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. – has just released a CD titled “No Line on the Horizon.”

He is Foxx, hear him roar

It’s common knowledge that Chris Brown and Rihanna seem to have reconciled, despite her charges that he beat her up. That’s not likely to inspire Jamie Foxx. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Foxx has firm opinions on domestic violence. He wants all women to know that, “No man should ever put their hands on you. I don’t care if he’s 8 years old on the preschool/play-school ground, or if he’s 19, 36, 100 years old, it doesn’t matter.”

Prince aims for new Target

Prince is the last recording artist you would think to see on a Target playlist. Yet Minneapolis’ own little star has signed an exclusive distribution deal with the national retailer for a three-disc CD set. The $11.98 product, which Target will begin selling March 29, includes two new albums – “LOtUSFLOW3R” and “MPLSoUND” – plus an album by Prince’s discovery, Bria Valente.

Quotable quote

“I think gossip now is intensely vitiated because there is so much media. There are so many people gossiping … it has lost its meaning. It’s like anything in excess. You get so you don’t care about it. … I am now a philosopher of entertainment.” That’s columnist Liz Smith, freshly fired from the New York Post.

The birthday bunch

Actor James B. Sikking is 75. Actor Dean Stockwell is 73. Actor Fred Williamson is 71. Actor Michael Warren is 63. Keyboardist Alan Clark of Dire Straits is 57. Actress-comedian Marsha Warfield is 55. Comedian-magician Penn Jillette is 54. Guitarist John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is 39. Actor Kevin Connolly is 35. Actress Eva Mendes is 34.

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