‘‘It’s how you deal with life’s curve balls that counts,’’ writes mauve-haired maven Kelly Osbourne in her debut column for the zhooshed-up, flashier version of Cleo magazine, which celebrated its relaunch on Tuesday night at The Star’s Cherry Bar. And that’s exactly what we learnt from the daughter of rock skeleton Ozzy and his fast-talking wife Sharon.
Did incoming editor Sharri Markson have a crystal ball when she proclaimed Osbourne was the ‘‘right mix of fun, feisty and fashion’’ for the iconic magazine?
Paid a pretty fee to visit with her long-haired boyfriend (‘‘not fiance’’) Matthew Mosshart (a dead ringer for a pre-addiction Ozzy) and put up at The Star for the fun trip, Osbourne, by her own account, was ‘‘treated like a queen, I’m going to leave with the biggest ego ever!’’
She was clearly fashionable in a straight-from-the-catwalk super-short (a little too short if I was dissecting her outfit with Joan Rivers on her E! show Fashion Police) Alex Perry number.
But it was her feisty Twitter outburst that left a sting when Ms O took exception to being asked for ID, as is standard procedure to enter the gaming floor, at the casino on Monday night. You see, Osbourne only had her international driver’s licence on her and had to, wait for her it, return to her room (a whole few hundred metres away) to get her passport.
She exploded on Twitter: ‘‘In disbelief at how rude the security guard ‘Sam’ at the Star casino AU was to me & my friends for NO reason he is a first class twat!’’ and followed up quickly with ‘‘All I did was show him my ID to get into the casino he called me a liar & treated me like i was a criminal!’’
Topping it off was the ‘‘f*&%ck you, Sam!’’ expletive she let rip at the end of her speech to stunned guests at the Cleo bash. A red-face Osbourne tried to mop up the messy outburst the next day, with a grovelling ‘‘thank you’’ to The Star but not before a story critical of her appeared, suggesting she rudely flew off the handle when asked about her family, who, let’s not forget, gifted her a career courtesy of their in-the-home reality freak show, The Osbournes.
She left on Wednesday firing back a parting salvo from midair circulated to maximum effect: “When the questioning veered towards my parents, I naturally became protective ... I understand a gossip reporter’s job requires them to create stories that sensationalise in order to sell newspapers ... However there are times when I won’t fuel the nonsense that circulates.’’