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Sharon Osbourne is known as the wife of legendary rock star Ozzy Osbourne and a television personality who's been featured on several programs, including The Osbournes and The Talk.
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Rather than cancel the show, however, Sharon allowed cameras to film her treatment. Osbourne had surgery, and eventually entered remission. After her recovery, she established the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation to help others battling the disease. The show continued to follow the highs and lows of the outlandish-but-loving Osbourne family until 2005. As a producer on the show, Sharon received two Emmy Award nominations.
Osbourne also continued to further her television career by hosting her own daytime talk show. The Sharon Osbourne Show lasted from 2003 to 2004 in the United States, and was later revived in Great Britain. Over the next few years, Osbourne raised her public profile, becoming a judge on the British talent show The X Factor (2004-07) and writing the incredibly candid, best-selling book Extreme: My Autobiography (2006).
In 2009, Osbourne won a public apology and libel damages after UK tabloid magazine The Sun reported that Osbourne was driving her rock star husband "to destruction." In addition, the article claimed that Sharon was working the former Black Sabbath frontman "so hard she will kill him," alleging that she forced the rock icon to perform a series of live shows in order to fund her expensive lifestyle. Her lawyer told London's High Court that the October 2007 allegations were "entirely without foundation" and "obviously extremely distressing, hurtful and damaging."
In recent years, Osbourne has again found success as a reality television personality. Since 2007, she has appeared as a judge on America's Got Talent. Osbourne also joined the cast for the 2010 season of The Celebrity Apprentice, battling against the likes of Joan Rivers, Cyndi Lauper, and Bret Michaels for a chance to win money for charity. She released her debut novel, Revenge, which hit bookstores in England that same year.
Also in 2010, Osbourne made her return to American daytime television as a co-host of The Talk. She and her colleagues, including Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen and Aisha Tyler, discuss current events and issues on this popular talk show. Audiences are enjoying Osbourne's latest television program—it was renewed for a third season in spring 2012.
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