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PETER CASTRO, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR, "PEOPLE MAGAZINE": If this is a flop, I anticipate she's actually activity to be upset.
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ANNOUNCER: The ever-evolving adventure of adventure of Madonna.
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NILE RODGERS, PRODUCER, "Like a Virgin": Madonna actually seems like a assignment in advance to me.
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OZZY OSBOURNE, ROCK STAR: We're the Osbournes.
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ANNOUNCER: ... he's abundant metal's adamant man who's activate a additional career as America's admired father.
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OSBOURNE: I don't see annihilation funny about it. It's aloof me with my ancestors and our home.
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ANNOUNCER: The brilliant of TV's abruptness smash, who's best up absurd admirers above the country.
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GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Ozzy, Mom loves your stuff.
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ANNOUNCER: Aboard the crazy alternation with Ozzy and his Osbournes.
Also, she's the Harvard co-ed who happens to be starring in one of this summer's blockbusters.
NATALIE PORTMAN, ACTRESS: I use my summer breach to assignment on films.
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ANNOUNCER: You don't acquire to go to a galaxy far, far abroad for the adventure of Natalie Portman. Their belief and added now on PEOPLE IN THE NEWS.
PAULA ZAHN, HOST: Welcome to PEOPLE IN THE NEWS. I'm Paula Zahn. What's a actual babe to do aback all-embracing stardom, legions of admirers and untold millions aloof aren't enough? Well, if you're Madonna, you attending to win over the west, the west end of London, that is. Madonna is set to accomplish her London date admission as an aggressive and artful art banker in the satire, "Up For Grabs." Here's Sharon Collins.
SHARON COLLINS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Forty-three years abounding with adamantine assignment and altercation acquire landed her here. Madonna's "Drowned Angel Tour" was the hottest admission of aftermost summer, grossing $75 million. By fall, she had appear her additional greatest hits album. Now, she's accepting accessible to brilliant afresh on both date and screen.
She may be a affiliated mother of two, but Madonna charcoal a pop icon. Through scandal, reconvention and redemption, she's kept admirers and critics akin absorbed for about 20 years.
RODGERS: She's what I alarm a accurate star. Alike afterwards all of these years, I still am analytical as to -- I admiration what she eats for breakfast now and that's because she's inherently interesting.
COLLINS: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was built-in to a homemaker and an automotive architect on August 16, 1958. The ancestors lived in an accustomed suburb of Detroit.
MADONNA, MUSICIAN: I won't say that we were poor, but we actually -- I would say we were lower average chic and I appear from a actually big family.
COLLINS: Named afterwards her mother, a adolescent Madonna formed adamantine to angle out in a ancestors of six kids. Legend has it she would sing and ball on tabletops aback the amore addled here. But tragedy rocked the angel of this aerated babe at a adolescent age.
J. RANDY TARABORRELLI, AUTHOR, "MADONNA: AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY": Abounding bodies apperceive that her mother died aback she was 5 years old. But what bodies don't apperceive is aloof how abhorrent that aftermost year of Madonna's mother's activity was for Madonna.
COLLINS: At Adam's Aerial Academy in Rochester, Michigan, Madonna absent herself in amphitheater and dance.
MADONNA: I was added of a dancing kid than a singing kid. I beggarly I was -- I sang in academy choirs and I sang in academy musicals, but I was abundant added absorbed in dancing than singing.
COLLINS: Alike as teenager, Madonna Ciccone fabricated abiding she wasn't overlooked.
TARABORRELLI: She would do stunts as a cheerleader that would, you know, by design, actualization her panties or she would abrasion beef black panties while she was accomplishing acclamation so that you would anticipate she didn't acquire any.
COLLINS: In aerial school, Madonna as a beeline A student. Alike then, apprenticed to succeed.
KAREN CRAVEN, MADONNA'S CHEERLEADING COACH: She was accommodating to convenance a lot, abstraction a lot. She wasn't a fail off. And she didn't sluff off. She consistently formed hard.
COLLINS: That adamantine assignment landed her a ball scholarship to the University of Michigan. But one year of academy was abundant for Madonna. She was in a bustle to get on to bigger things. So in 1978, she accustomed in the amore of New York's CD Times Square with little money and no abode to live.
MADONNA: I danced in a lot of companies in New York for years and accomplished that I was activity to be active a hand-to-mouth actuality for the blow of my life.
COLLINS: As a accoutrement on the New York club scene, Madonna got an affecting DJ to almanac a admirers bandage for her that featured a ball clue alleged "Everybody".
MADONNA: Bodies would apprehend me sing and they'd say, "Hey, your, you know, your articulation isn't bad." And I'd say, "Oh really?" I beggarly I never had any training. I never capital to be a singer. That's not how I started out.
COLLINS: The admirers bandage eventually landed in the calmly of Seymour Stein...
SEYMOUR STEIN, CHAIRMAN, SIRE RECORDS, INC.: Terrific!
COLLINS: ... administrator of London's Sire Records.
STEIN: She was apparent with a lot of amore and that's what came across. I was in the hospital, so I played it over and over afresh and I really, actually admired it. I capital to assurance her it immediately.
COLLINS: "Everybody" became a hit on ball floors and in 1983; Madonna's self-titled admission was released. The single, "Holiday" becoming Madonna an actualization on "American Bandstand" and an abominable column achievement account with host, Dick Clark.
DICK CLARK, CEO, DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS: What are your dreams? What's left?
MADONNA: To aphorism the world.
CLARK: There you go. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Madonna.
People would say, but how did you apperceive aback you say you knew she was a star? It wasn't from my listening, audition or seeing anything. I watched the kids and they admired her. She had a -- some array of a -- affectionate of a camp accouterments on and she looked altered and she was altered and they admired her.
COLLINS: Abutting came an acclaimed achievement at the MTV Video Music Awards.
MADONNA: ... agleam and new. Like a virgin, hey, affected for the actual aboriginal time.
RODGERS: It was the absolute alloy of theatrics as able-bodied as, you know, array of like cerebral warfare too. Nobody knew what to accomplish of this new babe who was benumbed about on the attic in this bells dress.
COLLINS: Madonna had invaded the accessible alertness and set the date for about 20 years of altercation and success.
TARABORRELLI: I anticipation she would be one of these bedrock stars who would deride her adenoids at the American accessible for a few years and afresh aloof coast off into obscurity, but apparently, she had bigger plans.
COLLINS: Aback Madonna's adventure continues, how she angry a mild video banned by MTV into a business coupe.
ANNOUNCER: Still advanced on PEOPLE IN THE NEWS, the Osbournes, fun, base and in abounding swing, crazy, but that's how it goes. Advanced on PEOPLE IN THE NEWS.
COLLINS: By aboriginal 1985, Madonna's additional album, "Like a Virgin," and its cardinal one distinct had catapulted her to fame. It additionally accustomed her as an artisan out to advance the public's buttons.
TARABORRELLI: At the alpha of her career, she was consistently one footfall advanced of her detractors, in the faculty that she fabricated a accommodation to present herself with a tongue-in-cheek array of a flash and a nod faculty of irony.
COLLINS: And her admirers were bistro it up.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You don't acquire this happen, like, every day, do you? I beggarly it charge get a little crazy.
MADONNA: Thank God, no.
COLLINS: In her alarmingly acclaimed blur debut, "Desperately Seeking Susan," Madonna about played herself.
MADONNA: Why don't I get some pizza and I'll accommodated you at home?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You've got a place?
MADONNA: Not exactly, but I'm alive on it.
TARABORRELLI: You knew it was real. You knew that she actually was this array of boy-toy actual girl.
COLLINS: On the set of her "Material Girl" video, Madonna met the man she already alleged the adulation of her life. Sean Penn was an absorbing best for a woman who admired the spotlight.
TARABORRELLI: During this time in her life, she was consistently amidst by the media and by paparazzi. She admired it. She had formed actual adamantine to get this affectionate of attention. Sean, on the added hand, as he explained to me, acquainted that it was a absolute intrusion.
COLLINS: So abundant so that added than once, Penn's fists landed on a photographer's face. But adulation won out, and on her 27th altogether in Malibu, California, Madonna became Mrs. Sean Penn in a commemoration off banned to the media.
MADONNA: I didn't like the absorption that, you know, the focus on the accompaniment of our marriage. I like absorption aback it's about the work, but not about relationships.
LARRY KING, HOST, "LARRY KING LIVE": And he didn't like it either.
MADONNA: No, he hated it.
COLLINS: And the critics hated them in the cine they did together, "Shanghai Surprise." Their off-screen accord wasn't faring abundant better. Four years into the marriage, things fell apart. Madonna filed for annulment on January 5, 1989, amidst rumors of concrete abuse. The breakdown larboard Madonna emotionally scarred.
TARABORRELLI: She wasn't acclimated to failures. So that was a absinthian bolus to swallow. It was actual difficult for her.
MADONNA: He's an absurd animal being. He's intelligent. He's accomplished and alike though, you know, things didn't assignment out for us in agreement of our marriage, I don't affliction marrying him for a moment.
COLLINS: In March of 1989, Madonna appear a fourth album; her best artistically complete to date. It spawned three cardinal one singles, including the self-penned "Like a Prayer."
MADONNA: Aback you alarm my name, it's like a little prayer.
COLLINS: The song's video came complete with afire crosses and animal innuendo, activation the Eyre of religious groups.
TARABORRELLI: Well, Madonna's consistently had array of a love-hate accord with the Catholic faith. You know, a lot of what she was accomplishing aback in those years was to get absorption and also, to accomplish a assertive account that these actually are aloof symbols and that conceivably the Catholic acceptance is actually about added than that.
COLLINS: The advertising alone added ammunition to the blaze of Madonna's stardom, a assignment the business adeptness aerialist would not forget.
Madonna continues to accurate herself. A abominable answerable achievement on 1990's "Blonde Ambition Tour" drew the absorption of law administration admiral as accurate in the behind-the scenes bout film, "Truth or Dare."
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They say that you can't do the masturbation arena tonight; otherwise, you'll be arrested.
MADONNA: Really? OK, let's see what happens.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Attending at that.
COLLINS: Her 1991 video, "Justify My Love," was alike too mild for MTV. The approach banned to air the video, and Madonna banned to re-edit it. Instead, she fabricated the video accessible in stores, area it went on to advertise added than bisected a amateur copies. Her detractors saw the acknowledged about-face of contest as a agilely buried exercise in acute marketing.
ALEK KESHISHIAN, DIRECTOR, "TRUTH OR DARE": I got the buzz alarm the day that MTV banned the video. And it was not Madonna blithely jumping up and down, saying, yeah, yeah, yeah, they fell appropriate into it, at all. It was a woman saying, I've aloof spent three weeks of my activity on this video, you know, and now it ability not get apparent at all. And afresh she abstracts out what to do, and that's what makes her a abundant businesswoman.
COLLINS: Madonna connected bottomward the alley to the aphotic ancillary with the amative thriller, "Body of Evidence," and the advertisement of her acutely clear book of fantasies blue-blooded artlessly "Sex." The "Sex" book's one amateur copies awash out about immediately, but it was the aboriginal time altercation wasn't allowance Madonna's career.
MADONNA: I appear a book that was array of an acrid tongue- in-cheek, afraid my argot out at association photo essay.
KING: Booty that!
MADONNA: So there.
KING: Yeah. Well, it worked, obviously. It sold, and bodies reacted to it.
MADONNA: And it pissed off a lot of bodies too.
TARABORRELLI: She was blame the envelope, but she was, at the aforementioned time, blame it appropriate bottomward people's throats.
MADONNA: I don't apperceive why I get so abundant (expletive deleted).
DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST, "THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW": You apprehend this is actuality broadcast, don't you?
COLLINS: A allegedly antic actualization on "The David Letterman Show" backfired, and a cord of high-profile romances didn't enhance her reputation. Alike sales of her LP "Erotica" were apathetic by Madonna's standards.
TARABORRELLI: This was a time in her activity aback she was actually breach herself from her accessible in a way that could acquire accepted actually damaging to a person's career, had it been anybody added than Madonna.
COLLINS: It was time for a reinvention.
STEIN: It's about as if she, like, accomplished down, angry herself central out, you know, like she's a absolute chameleon, and she can do it over and over again.
COLLINS: In the abatement of 1994, Madonna appear the adventurous carol "Take a Bow," actualization bendable and accessible in the video.
MADONNA: This actualization is over. Say good-bye.
COLLINS: It was her best acknowledged distinct ever, blockage at cardinal one for nine weeks. At the aforementioned time, a transformation was alpha to booty abode in Madonna's claimed life.
During the filming of "Evita," a role Madonna had lobbied afterwards for years, she apparent she was pregnant. Her claimed trainer, Carlos Leon, was the father. In October of 1996, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, affectionately accepted as Lola, was born. At the age of 38, Madonna became a mother.
MADONNA: Every day, I'm in complete account of her.
COLLINS: Anon afterwards Lourdes was born, "Evita" was released.
MADONNA: Don't cry for me Argentina.
COLLINS: Madonna's assignment on her articulation and her acting paid off. In January of 1997, she was adored by the Hollywood Foreign Columnist with a Golden Globe.
NICOLE KIDMAN, ACTRESS: And the champ is Madonna, "Evita." MADONNA: I aloof feel that what's accident to me is a absolute archetype that, of, you know, if you aloof accumulate on activity and you put your apperception to something, you can accomplish anything.
COLLINS: Advancing up, the transformation continues. Madonna gets in blow with her airy ancillary and gets banned one added time.
MADONNA: ... aback you're burst aback your heart's not open. Mmmmm, if I could melt...
COLLINS: Afterwards added than 15 years in the accessible eye and about as abounding incarnations, Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone emerged in the backward '90s as a woman and mother in chase of the added meanings in life.
MADONNA: I've advised Hinduism. I advised Buddhism, Taoism.
KING: You acquire in a absolute being?
MADONNA: Absolutely, but I additionally acquire that all paths advance to God.
COLLINS: Madonna's newfound adherence came through on her 1998 release, "Ray of Light." Critics alleged the anthology the best of her career.
MADONNA: And I feel like I aloof got home and I feel...
TARABORRELLI: It array of galvanized a abundant fascination, and bodies became actually absorbed in what she had to say, because I apperceive -- they apperceive that -- they knew that she was adage article personal.
MADONNA: I traded things for adulation afterwards a additional thought...
COLLINS: The "Ray of Light" clue "Substitute For Love" batten of a attempt to accomplish allowance for absolute relationships in a activity already authentic by an acute assurance to be a star. The new Madonna was a far cry from the hard-edged animal expressionist of the aboriginal '90s.
TARABORRELLI: The accepted apperception about Madonna is that she has reinvented herself over and over and over again, and it's generally put out there as a debasing notion, in the faculty that this is a woman who actually has no identity.
STEIN: You can fool some of the bodies all of the time and all of the bodies some of the time. It's 19 years, appear on, accord the babe credit. She's a star, she's, actually -- appear on.
NIKI HARIS, MADONNA BACKUP SINGER: It's aloof a journey. I beggarly I anticipate she's aloof like everybody else. She's a assignment in progress. She aloof happens to be arena it out in advanced of cameras.
CASTRO: She never actually got the analytical acclamation that she craved, and she's -- for two decades, has been angry with issues of account and do they actually account me, do they get me, do they acquire me.
COLLINS: In 1999, Madonna assuredly got what she wanted.
KING: You win the Grammy. Let's say, you win the Grammy. I predict. Your aperture to God.
COLLINS: "Ray of Light" won four Grammies. Her airy activation had been validated, and one year later, Madonna appear she was abundant for the additional time. Guy Ritchie, an anxious British blur administrator was the father. Rocco Ritchie was built-in in Los Angeles August 11, 2000; at the aforementioned time the appellation clue from his mom's accessible album, "Music," had buried itself in the "Billboard" top 40.
MADONNA: Music makes the bodies appear together.
COLLINS: "Music," the album, accustomed to acclaim and hit cardinal one in added than 40 countries. Madonna had taken affairs artistically, application European producers to accord her a beginning sound.
MADONNA: Yeah, I consistently appetite to address acceptable music. And I consistently -- you know, every time I go in the studio, I consistently anticipate of God, I achievement I can accumulate advancing up with the appurtenances and somehow it aloof happens.
COLLINS: Madonna's clandestine activity was additionally flourishing. On December 21, 2000, Madonna christened Rocco and affiliated his dad the abutting day at Skibo Castle in Scotland. However, the alliance wasn't a arresting that Madonna was accessible to achieve bottomward entirely.
MADONNA: What it feels like for a girl.
COLLINS: With the advice of her administrator hubby, Madonna got banned from MTV already afresh with the video "What It Feels Like For a Girl." The blow has Madonna and her video granny on a agitated breach adjoin accidental and allegedly innocent, men. Already again, Madonna's aesthetic advertisement managed to advance some buttons.
MADONNA: Don't balloon me aback I'm dead.
COLLINS: On aftermost summer's "Drowned Angel Tour," Madonna connected to amplitude herself artistically. "What It Feels Like For a Girl" was accustomed a new twist, articulate in Spanish. And she played an apparatus on date for the aboriginal time her career, the six-string, a allowance from husband, Guy Ritchie.
But now, Madonna's arrest one of the bigger challenges of her career, a starring role on the west-end London date in an art angel banter blue-blooded "Up For Grabs."
CASTRO: I anticipate with Madonna, gets apathetic actual easily. And she aloof did a angel tour. She aloof did an album. She has that bottomward pat, but one affair she never actually baffled was acting. I beggarly if this is a flip, I anticipate she's activity to actually be upset.
COLLINS: And it looks like she can't calculation on her abutting film, directed by husband, Guy Ritchie, to win her raves.
CASTRO: It's a accommodate of a cine alleged "Swept Away," which was a '70s film, an Italian movie. The analysis audiences hated it so abundant so that they took it off the account at the Cannes Blur Festival. It's so bad that they don't alike appetite to examination it there. I anticipate they acquire to go aback and retool majorly.
MADONNA: Acquaint the account not to turn.
COLLINS: But fortunately, for Madonna, she's got accession career to abatement aback on if the acting doesn't assignment out.
CASTRO: I actually don't anticipate Madonna has ailing as a agreeable performer.
MADONNA: I delay for you.
HARIS: I anticipate the artisan in her will appetite to bout again. I don't anticipate that you can aces up an apparatus and realize, oh, I can ball this. I don't anticipate you can -- as an artist, I don't anticipate you can watch your articulation alpha to bloom and not appetite to go allotment that with people.
STEIN: If you aloof attending aback at all the changeable superstars that acquire appear and gone in the amount of her career, I anticipate it's aloof not a safe bet any added to bet adjoin her.
CASTRO: I anticipate that what Madonna wants and what she will get is 100 years from now, will bodies apperceive who Madonna was the way they apperceive who Mozart was and I anticipate the acknowledgment to that is actually yes.
COLLINS: And for her part, Madonna has no regrets.
MADONNA: I wouldn't barter my activity for anyone's.
ZAHN: Previews of Madonna's London date admission in "Up For Grabs" are appointed to activate Monday. While the official aperture of her sold-out run on the west-end is set for May 23.
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OSBOURNE: I'll (EXPLETIVE DELETED) apprehension your ass.
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PORTMAN: Please, don't attending at me like that.
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Well, Ozzy and Harriet it isn't, but it abiding is a hit. The Osbournes are America's cool aboriginal family, and they're allegedly aloof accepting started. Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly, and Jack reportedly acquire active a multi-million-dollar arrangement to extend their alternation two added years. As the Osbournes cull the blind on their aboriginal season, a attending at a abnormality that befuddles alike the prince of black himself. Here's Mark Viviano.
OZZY OSBOURNE, SINGER: A little bit like Conan the Barbarian on LSD.
MARK VIVIANO, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's been a aberrant and active year for the shock rocker who already asked us to case at the moon. This was no added axiomatic than at the contempo columnist club banquet in Washington, D.C.
GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: What a absurd admirers we acquire tonight. Washington ability brokers, celebrities, Hollywood stars, Ozzy Osbourne.
Ozzy, mom loves your stuff.
VIVIANO: Absolutely a acclaim from the aloft Texas governor, abnormally because that Ozzy was arrested in 1982 for urinating on San Antonio's Alamo. But that's what happens aback you get off the crazy alternation and become America's admired television father.
Ozzy and his brood, wife Sharon, son Jack and babe Kelly, acquire become absurd stars on MTV's accident hit, "The Osbournes." OSBOURNE: I've apparent the show. And I don't -- I don't see annihilation funny about it. It's aloof me and my ancestors at home.
LARRY HACKETT, ASST. MANAGING EDITOR, "PEOPLE" MAGAZINE: It's in its boiler that bodies acquisition it hilarious.
VIVIANO: It's been the humor, advised or not, that the country has apparent a softer ancillary of the prince of bleeping darkness. While accepted mostly for bitter the active off creatures, the MTV actualization has accurate Ozzy a gourmet chef.
OSBOURNE: (UNINTELLIGIBLE) a bedrock brilliant (EXPLETIVE DELETED) authoritative article extraordinary.
VIVIANO: A acclimate expert.
OSBOURNE: Acclimate in Afghanistan: 2,000 degrees and climbing. I'm ashore on the Acclimate Channel.
VIVIANO: And one hell of a dancer.
But it has been a long, adamantine alley for the blast of Oz. John Michael Osborne was built-in in the automated boondocks of Birmingham, England, on December 3, 1948. He had run-ins with the law for breaking and entering in his afterwards boyish years. During his additional incarceration, he got his acclaimed Ozzy address tattoo. Afterwards his bastille stint, Ozzy heard the Beatles for the aboriginal time.
OSBOURNE: I started off admiring the Beatles, I capital to be a Beatle, yet my music is annihilation like the Beatles.
VIVIANO: Deciding that music was the way to go, he put an ad in a bounded music shop, alms his casework as a advance singer. That advance to the accumulation of Black Sabbath, a name that declared their adamantine complete and alike harder living.
OSBOURNE: We were all so messed up on drugs and booze and boodle of war. You know, we were adolescent kids who believed in the allegory of actuality a bedrock star.
VIVIANO: The bandage denticulate with hits like "Paranoid" and "Iron Man."
But with acclamation came egos. With egos came bickering, and in 1979 Ozzy was kicked out of Black Sabbath.
After the dismissal, Ozzy bound himself in a auberge allowance for three months. He drowned himself in clutter food, booze and drugs. In the bosom of this binge, Ozzy got an action he couldn't debris from administrator Don Arden's babe Sharon.
OSBOURNE: She said to me, you apple-pie your act up, get rid of all these abominable pizzas at the allowance and the abandoned beer bottles and the vodka bottles and all this biologic paraphernalia, I appetite to administer you. And I'm like, what do you appetite to administer me for? And afresh anon afterwards that I fell absurdly in adulation with her. VIVIANO: Sharon became Ozzy's manager, and the two affiliated in 1982. In the aboriginal '80s, Ozzy, with the advice of Sharon and guitar prodigy Randy Rhodes, active his career with acknowledged annal and tours.
While on the road, two contest would change Ozzy's activity and reputation. In Des Moines, Iowa a concert goer tossed a asleep bat on stage. Ozzy, cerebration it was a elastic bat, bit its arch off. He rushed off afterwards for rabies shots. But it would be in March of 1982 that his agreeable career would be put aback in limbo aback Randy Rhodes died in a alike blast in Florida.
OSBOURNE: Randy died in that adverse air crash, and I anticipation it was all over again. And my ancestor died. For every acropolis I climbed, I fell bottomward two.
VIVIANO: While he would acquire abstinent hits in the '80s, such as "Lightning Strikes," Ozzy's career in the '80s would be bedeviled by controversy. He was sued by assorted families above the country who claimed his song, "Suicide Solution," prompted their adolescent to annihilate themselves.
The lawsuits would eventually be absolved for abridgement of evidence. But it was Ozzy's addiction to booze and adamantine drugs that was the bigger blackmail to his career.
OSBOURNE: To go into a centermost like the Betty Ford Centermost and appear out a new man -- well, they accord you the accoutrement in there, but if you blooper you slip. It's like anything. You think, one won't hurt. But aback you acquire one, you acquire two, you acquire 10, you alpha again.
VIVIANO: Already out of rehab, Ozzy best himself up afresh with the absolution of multi-platinum anthology "No Added Tears" and the alpha of Ozzfest.
HACKETT: He lived affectionate of lifetime of festivals, you know. The Ozzfest is the headbanger festival.
VIVIANO: While Ozzfest was successful, he was arena in about abundant metal obscurity until an actualization on a accepted MTV show.
HACKETT: The Osbournes had been on a TV actualization alleged "Cribs," which is basically bedrock stars walking about their house, assuming off their closets and things like that. And they were on aftermost year, and they were hysterical.
VIVIANO: Sharon, still Ozzy's manager, went to the MTV assumption with an abstraction for a actualization to ball off the well-received "Cribs" appearance.
HACKETT: Somebody landed on the idea, wouldn't it be agitated if we could get this affectionate of dottering abundant metal arch and his kids in their nice, you know, abode in Beverly Hills, and do an adapted "Ozzy and Harriet."
OSBOURNE: Please don't get bashed or get benumbed tonight. If you acquire sex, abrasion condoms.
VIVIANO: The Osbournes would go on to become television's aboriginal absoluteness comedy, and become MTV's bigger hit ever. An estimated eight amateur bodies acquainted in every Tuesday night to bolt a glimpse of the rock'n'roll aristocratic family.
OSBOURNE: About-face that affair off, he's active me mad!
Oh, shut up.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Shut up. Don't acquaint me to shut up.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's not illegal.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, dad.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No, dad, seriously, booty that huge (EXPLETIVE DELETED) out of your (UNINTELLIGIBLE).
VIVIANO: Bleeps and in-fighting aside, it is the bifold ancillary of Ozzy that is accumulation the bigger laughs.
OSBOURNE: (EXPLETIVE DELETED) amplitude (ph) age crap.
VIVIANO: Rock'n'roll agrarian man meets middle-aged dad.
HACKETT: There is a abundant arena that has been recorded in abounding places, area he shows up at some area to baby-sit what's accident in the show, and there's a balloon apparatus going, and he starts complaining to his wife.
OSBOURNE: Bubbles! Appear on, Sharon, I'm (EXPLETIVE DELETED) Ozzy Osbourne, I'm the prince of (EXPLETIVE DELETED) darkness.
HACKETT: So, I mean, he still maintains this date persona of actuality this affectionate of, you know, warlock. But it's so in adverse to the way he actually lives his life, which is actuality a dad in his aboriginal 50s, who happens to be covered in tattoos.
VIVIANI: Accession basal affair of the actualization is the adulation the ancestors associates actualization ceremony added in their own altered way.
HACKETT: They affirm all the time, and they get in fights all the time, and the teenagers are aloof angry and bad-humored as any jailbait anywhere. But there's this atmosphere of amore and absolute adulation amidst them that makes this work.
OSBOURNE: I wouldn't be actuality now if it wasn't for my wife. I mean, I'll consistently adulation my wife, but sometimes I don't like her and sometimes she doesn't like me, you know. But we adulation ceremony other, you know, it's aloof -- I abhorrence these bodies who go, oh, we've been affiliated 56 years and we've never had a bad word. They charge acquire been active on altered planets from ceremony other.
VIVIANO: Success has been both a absolution and a anathema for the family. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ozzy, we still adulation you.
OSBOURNE: What was that?
VIVIANO: But they are advancing aback for more.
Reports say that MTV has offered the Osbournes up to $20 amateur for two added seasons. That's a accession from the $200,000 they got this season. But how continued can this abnormality last?
HACKETT: I mean, there will be alive situations that the kids will get into that I'm abiding bodies will acquisition entertaining. But I anticipate it will acquire a run. I don't anticipate it's activity to become, you know, "Gunsmoke."
VIVIANO: It may be awhile until we see a new adventure of "The Osbournes." But their loyal afterward will consistently be agreeable for more.
OSBOURNE: Stop screaming!
VIVIANO: So will Ozzy.
VIVIANO: Advancing up, Natalie Portman sounds off on "Star Wars" and some things a little afterpiece to home.
NATALIE PORTMAN, ACTRESS: I appetite article that, you know, will activate me as abundant as the books I'm account in school.
VIVIANO: Aback PEOPLE IN THE NEWS continues.
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ZAHN: In a galaxy far abroad in a time not too continued from now she will accord up her crown, get wooed by a jedi, and action already afresh for the republic. Advancing up, Natalie Portman encounters the clones in "Star Wars Adventure II." But first, here's this week's "Passages."
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Afterwards seven years on "Saturday Night Live," Will Farrell is calling it quits. Farrell is best accepted for his George Bush impersonation, but additionally had the advantage for afraid it with Janet Reno. Like added aloft casting members, Mike Myers and Adam Sandler, Farrell affairs to try his luck in the movies.
Fans cried "fault" aback they noticed the topless woman in the June affair of "Penthouse" was not tennis brilliant Anna Kournikova. Now a adjudicator agrees. A federal adjudicator has ordered "Penthouse" to stop distributing the issue, and has blocked the annual from advertisement the photos on its Web site. Both Kournikova and the absolute bare-breasted albino acquire filed lawsuits adjoin "Penthouse."
Rock and roll's old men can't get no achievement at home, so they're demography it on the road. For the Rolling Stones, adulatory their 40th ceremony agency article added affectionate -- arena in clubs in accession to their accepted stadiums and arenas. Afterwards authoritative the advertisement in the adumbration of a blimp, the bandage bliss off the bout in Boston on September 5.
For added celebrity news, aces up a archetype of "People" annual this week. We'll be appropriate back.
ANNOUNCER: PEOPLE IN THE NEWS continues. Here's Paula Zahn.
ZAHN: She's battled the apparition menace. Now they're sending in the clones. In the latest chapter of the "Star Wars" saga, Natalie Portman accomplish bottomward from her arch and finds affair in all the amiss places amidst a galaxy in turmoil. But Portman isn't aloof adopting eyebrows on screen; she's active things up too in absolute life, which agency she charge be one of our bodies to watch. Here's Gail O'Neill.
GAIL O'NEILL, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Padme Amidala may acquire developed from a queen to a agent in "Star Wars Adventure II: Attack of the Clones," but in a galaxy far, far abroad there's a adolescent extra who's done some growing up of her own.
PORTMAN: My life's afflicted appealing badly back the aftermost movie, but I don't anticipate it's because of the aftermost movie. I aloof think, you know, it's a appealing analytical age to go from 17 or 18 aback the aftermost blur came out, and I'm 21, about 21 now.
O'NEILL: In the three years back "Episode I," Natalie Portman has concentrated added on her real-life role as a attitude aloft at Harvard University than on her acting career.
PORTMAN: I don't anticipate you can actually be a abundant amateur afterwards being, like, a ample actuality aboriginal and alive yourself actually well. And academy has been an acquaintance for me that's helped me to get to apperceive myself better.
O'NEILL: In fact, Portman is so complex in campus activity that she drew civic absorption aftermost ages for speaking out as a student.
LARRY SUTTON, ASSOCIATE EDITOR, PEOPLE MAGAZINE: She was complex absolutely afresh in a little altercation in which she wrote a letter to the academy paper, "the Harvard Crimson," aloof array of advancing a letter that was accounting by a adolescent apprentice which affectionate of put array of a ancestral casting on the problems that they're accepting in the Average East. O'NEILL: Portman's letter fabricated the point that there is no ancestral aberration amidst Israelis and Palestinians. It read: "Israelis and Arabs are historically cousins. Until we acquire the actuality that we are capacity of the aforementioned family, we will blooper in assertive that a accident for one ancillary is not a accident for all animal kind." It's an affair that Portman, who is Jewish, is amorous about, and abnormally able to allege on.
SUTTON: Natalie Portman was built-in in Israel, lived there for the aboriginal three years of her life, in Jerusalem. She came to the United States aback she was 3, but still it's in her background, it's article she thinks about.
O'NEILL: Portman and her parents eventually they anguish up on New York's Continued Island, area she abounding Siosit (ph) aerial school. But it was at the breakable age of 10 that Natalie Portman was apparent in the truest faculty of the word.
SUTTON: She was apparent in a pizza parlor, of all places, by a adolescent alive for Revlon. A accustomed beauty, said this is addition whose face we've got to acquire application our products.
O'NEILL: Portman beneath the clay offer, adage she'd rather be an actress.
LEAH ROZEN, MOVIE CRITIC, PEOPLE MAGAZINE: The aboriginal time you actually noticed Natalie Portman was in her aboriginal movie, "The Professional."
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, "THE PROFESSIONAL")
PORTMAN: Leon, what actually do you do for a living?
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ROZEN: It was agnate to aback you saw Elizabeth Taylor in "National Velvet," area you aloof said, that is the best admirable attractive adolescent I acquire anytime seen.
SUTTON: Afterwards that, she fabricated a cardinal of movies, and the genitalia were not necessarily gigantic parts, but they were genitalia area you saw her and said, it's a face, I mean, she has a agitating look. You remembered her as the adolescent extra arena Al Pacino's stepdaughter, for example, in the cine that's alleged "Heat." It was -- they were performances that fabricated you say she's activity to do article bigger afterwards this.
O'NEILL: But afore her bigger awning role, Portman took the Broadway date in the "Diary of Ann Frank," a role that was acutely claimed for the Israeli-born actress.
PORTMAN: My grandfather's little brother and his parents were both dead -- were all dead in absorption camps. And best of my continued ancestors was dead in the Holocaust.
SUTTON: She handled a actual difficult role, a actual austere role, she got agitating reviews. And alike admitting it was Broadway and not the movies, that's what set the aptitude scouts adage she had a lot of talent.
O'NEILL: One actuality who took apprehension was "Star Wars" administrator George Lucas. She casting Portman as the adolescent Queen Amidala in "Episode I: The Apparition Menace."
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, "STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE")
PORTMAN: I will assurance no treaty, senator. My fate will be no altered than that of our people.
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ROZEN: If you were attractive at the basin of adolescent actresses at that point aback he was authoritative the aboriginal one, she was one of the absolute standouts in the group. And if you were additionally saying, who's addition who can abound with this series, who's addition who is level-headed, who's addition who's not activity to bake out, who's addition who gives every adumbration they're activity to abound up to be a agitating adolescent man, you'd apparently end up acrimonious Natalie Portman.
O'NEILL: But as Queen Amidala, she didn't consistently get the aristocratic treatment.
ROZEN: Poor Natalie Portman was ashore arena the queen in these abundant architecture and arch dresses, and it was like the kid was so aside she almost could do annihilation with the role.
O'NEILL: Reports from the "Phantom Menace" set additionally corrective Portman as a bit of a bad-humored diva.
SUTTON: Conceivably the alone time that Natalie Portman got a bad rap is actuality a little bad-humored about her apparel on the aboriginal "Star Wars." But you've got to accord her a breach on that. I mean, she was cutting a arch dress that apparently advised 100 pounds. In fact, she says that there was a actuality who had to airing abaft her, array of accustomed a pulley, and they would array of cull the arch dress aloft her arch so it wouldn't blow on it so heavily. That's a lot of weight to backpack around. You'd get bad-humored too.
ROZEN: I anticipate anybody is acquisitive "Episode II" will be better. From what we're account about it, it's activity to be a adulation story, it's activity to a be a little added adult-themed.
PORTMAN: Padme Amidala is now a agent rather than a queen, so that makes her duties abundant different, obviously. So she doesn't acquire to be as ritualized, as formal, and she gets to, you know, be a little added relaxed, and it gives her a little added leisure time that allows her to abatement in love.
O'NEILL: As both Queen Amidala and Natalie Portman abound up, the real-life adolescent adult could face an absorbing choice.
ROZEN: The absolute catechism is whether she continues to be an extra or ends up accomplishing article abroad with her life? She's at Harvard, she's acutely activity to get her degree, she acutely brand school. And she's able-bodied acquainted there's a big angel above movies.
PORTMAN: Both are my absolute life. And it took me awhile to array of appear to that and accommodate those two worlds. But now that I have, it's appealing great.
ZAHN: "Star Wars, Adventure II: Attack of the Clones" opens Thursday nationwide.
And that is it for this copy of PEOPLE IN THE NEWS. Advancing up abutting week, it's viva Las Vegas for abiding diva Celine Dion.
I'm Paula Zahn. Thanks so abundant for abutting us, and be abiding to accompany me every weekday morning for "AMERICAN MORNINGS" appropriate actuality on CNN. Bye-bye.
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