Dumped by Madonna and Lola, Kelly Osbourne feels ‘betrayed’
By bill zwecker firstname.lastname@example.org May 24, 2012 8:12PM
MATERIAL ISSUE: Kelly Osbourne (pictured in February) lost her job with Lourdes Leon and Madonna. | Frederick M. Brown~Getty Images
Updated: July 3, 2012 10:01AM
LOS ANGELES — While out in Tinseltown this week, I learned about several people who are pretty unhappy, for very different reasons.
† Kelly Osbourne apparently feels “betrayed” by Madonna and daughter Lourdes “Lola” Leon for being dumped as a spokeswoman for their Material Girl youth-oriented fashion line for Macy’s. It started when Madonna saw Kelly doing her hosting stuff for E! on the Oscars. Even though Osbourne is only 27, she has been making herself look a bit matronly and frumpy lately — and that dyed-gray hair didn’t help! That all led to Madonna and Lourdes deciding to skew younger — tapping Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall’s beautiful daughter, Georgia Jagger, 20, as their new spokeswoman.
The apparent result is a bit of a rift between the Material Mom and Girl and the Osbourne clan.
† Bill Clinton — and his wife and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — are said to be furious that the ex-president was “sideswiped” and “not protected” at the big charity gala the former president co-hosted in Monaco with the postage-stamp principality’s Prince Albert — benefitting both men’s foundations.
My source tells me the Clintons “were definitely not amused” by the widely distributed photo of Clinton posing with a couple of well-known porn stars.
“It only reminded everyone of Bill’s reputation for having had problems with maintaining marital fidelity,” the source said as diplomatically as possible.
NEW DIRECTIONS: MTV and mom-to-be Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi may be moving in opposite directions. While there’s no official comment from the network or the reality TV phenom, it’s sounding like Snooki’s new-found maternal instincts have her wanting to change her hard-partying image.
That’s all well and good, but MTV feels that the whole strength of “Jersey Shore” is its focus on drinking and whooping it up.
TRYING AGAIN: Two stars who told friends they never expected to remarry appear to be on the verge of again walking down the aisle. Various reports have Alec Baldwin planning to elope with fiancée Hilaria Thomas.
I’m hearing Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are close to tying the knot as well.
‘IDOL’ RECAP: You have to hand it to newly crowned “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips. It was evident the 21-year-old Georgian was in terrible pain early Thursday, yet he graciously did a ton of interviews with the reporters gathered outside L.A.’s Nokia Theater — along with his runner-up, teen sensation Jessica Sanchez. When we chatted, Phillips said he “can’t wait to come to Chicago” this summer during the “Idol” tour of top finalists.
“I’ve never been there, but before this [competition] I’d barely been outside Georgia,” he quipped. “I hear Chicago’s beautiful — with beautiful buildings and beautiful pizza, and lots of very nice people.”
To ease his misery, Phillips stayed seated a lot and reportedly will get an operation as early as next week in the hope of healing the kidney problems he has battled since childhood.
† While Phillip’s dad, Donnie Phillips, had been thinking of selling the family’s Albany, Ga., pawn shop, his son’s “Idol” win led him to decide to do it now and help his son with his music career.
† Though the show won the night for Fox, it was the lowest-rated finale in “Idol” history — slumping 32 percent from last year’s final night. But Phillip should be happy as his first recorded single, the catchy “Home,” already is No. 1 on iTunes.
ARE YOU BAD? For those who think they qualify, the Bunim/Murray Productions folks (“The Real World,” “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”) are holding an open casting call for the new season of “Bad Girls Club” on Oxygen from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2 at Allstar’s Sports Bar & Grill, 222 N. Wells. Applicants need to bring a non-returnable photo and ID proving they are over 21.
The reality show brings together a cast of women who realize their fun, wild behavior has hurt their relationships and careers. The big question: Will living together in a big mansion help them work out their issues — or will the women’s neuroses lead to chaos?
What do you think? Come on! This is reality TV!
SEEN ON THE SCENE: John Rich of the Big & Rich duo dined at Gibsons on Rush, having just missed crossing paths with Lupe Fiasco. … The Cubs’ Paul Maholm and his family dined at Harry Caray’s on Kinzie. Ditto for a slew of Minnesota Twins, including Jeff Gray, Alex Burnett, Matt Capps, Eric Komatsu, Brian Dozier, Scott Diamond and Anthony Swarzak — while their teammate Ryan Doumit lunched at Harry Caray’s Tavern on Navy Pier.
Bill Zwecker reports regularly on “Good Day Chicago” and “Fox Chicago News at 9” on WFLD-Channel 32.