When asked by a journalist if her family were "suitable to host a new TV variety show" (this, sadly, wasn't a rhetorical question; the Osbournes are indeed slated to host a new TV variety show called Osbournes Reloaded), Sharon managed not to pull the reporter's hair or dump a load of nearby liquid upon him (because the interview took place over the phone - so there's a strong possibility of her sending some feacal matter through the post). She instead said:
"That must be the most ridiculous question I have ever been asked in my entire career. I'm really angry. Do you know how many people in this country alone suffer from addiction? This is a terrible epidemic that covers every race. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, black or white. It's an epidemic of drugs and alcohol in this country. Okay? And all my family are examples of being truthful about their condition and working through it and trying to better themselves as human beings. You know that we have been so open about our lives. My husband has struggled with addiction his entire life. And my son has been clean and sober for six years and lives a very, very strict AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) lifestyle. And, so if anything he is a beacon of hope to any young person in this country who is struggling with addiction. So when you talk about family, we are family and we are a real family. I've taken real offence, because you know why? We're real people. And probably half of the people watching our show, they have someone in their family who has a problem with alcohol and drugs."
Sharon failed to make reference to "real family" member Kelly, who recently completed her third stint in rehab. I'd say she's totally in the right frame of mind to be wheeled out to host a variety show. On the subject of "real families"; many have to deal with a largely incapacitated shell of a father, but touring with a rock band since infancy, and having your puberty splashed across TV screens is thankfully a far reality for most young people.
In a slight aside - what's the story with females on talk shows discarding their shoes to curl up on a couch like a cat? Sharon always does it, I see Kelly's followed suit here, Lucy Kennedy used to do it on her show, which didn't look at all comfortable given the-bed on jeans and high-heeled boots ensemble (although we can understand her need to get as foetal as possible... if that debacle's recommissioned, TV licenses should be boycotted nationwide. Lord, did I dodge a bullet there [yours truly was invited to take part in the pilot and thus feel partially responsible for it's existence *hangs head in remorse* God it feels good to get that off the chest. I've been largely repressing the trauma, especially since said pilot was shot the weekend of Electric Picnic *shakes fist*]). Instead of looking relaxed it comes across as unfortunately forced and entirely unnatural. When did it become mandatory to have your hoof up the crack of your hoop while on a the telly?