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Jack Osbourne

Jack Joseph Osbourne is an English media personality with dual American and British citizenship. As the son of heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne, he starred on MTV's reality series The Osbournes, along with his father, mother Sharon, sister Kelly. Osbourne has since pursued a career as a fitness and travel reporter, presenting shows such as Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie and BBC's Saving Planet Earth, he was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2012. In 2016, he and his father Ozzy travelled the world in the History Channel reality series Ozzy & Jack's World Detour. Osbourne was born in London to heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, his wife and manager, Sharon, he has two elder sisters and Kelly Osbourne, as well as two paternal half-siblings, Louis John Osbourne and Jessica Hobbs, from his father's previous marriage. Osbourne has stated that his childhood was "perfectly happy and contented". For the first six years of his life, he lived in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire.

When he was six, his parents moved the family to Los Angeles, but a year the family returned to Buckinghamshire. When Osbourne was 11, the family moved back this time to Beverly Hills. In spite of moving so many times at a young age, Osbourne did not find it disruptive, his maternal grandfather was an English music manager. The only aspect of his life that constant moving did affect was his school life, Osbourne soon despised going to school, not helped by the fact that he was diagnosed with a form of dyslexia at the age of eight, ADHD at the age of 10. At the time, he was studying at a Christian school in Los Angeles, he returned to England for a year before returning to Los Angeles, where he was enrolled into the special needs Park Century School. At 14 he was offered an internship at Virgin Records, where his mother was managing the band The Smashing Pumpkins. After Sharon stopped managing that band, Osbourne started A&R scouting for Epic Records, where his father had been on for many years.

Osbourne helped his mother in managing his father's annual touring festival, advising her about up-and-coming bands. On his 13th birthday, Osbourne got drunk for the first time on whisky, he started partying and made headlines on 21 April 2003 when he was admitted to a child psychiatric ward for an addiction to OxyContin. Osbourne's drug addiction escalated, his self-destructive behaviour came to a head when he attempted suicide by taking a cocktail of prescription pills and cutting his hands with shards of glass after hearing his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend pick up her phone when he called her. He woke up 12 hours later. Osbourne continued with his drug use until he realized that he "never wants to feel this way again" and admitted himself into an adolescent psychiatric ward, he spent 10 days detoxing and was moved to an adolescent rehabilitation center in Malibu, where he enrolled in a recovery program. Osbourne gained high visibility in 2002 after appearing in his family's reality television show The Osbournes, which aired on MTV and won an Emmy Award in 2002.

In the show, Osbourne was shown as a rebellious teenager who liked to party and to fight with sister Kelly Osbourne. In a song by Tenacious D advertising The Osbournes, Jack Black sings the line "and he's got a big'fro on his head" to describe Osbourne's curly hair that grew longer until he shaved it off in the third season of the show. In 2002, Osbourne appeared in Austin Powers: Goldmember along with the rest of his family, subsequently starred in a Super Bowl XXXVI advertisement for Pepsi Twist with sister Kelly. From 2002 to 2003, Osbourne appeared in Season 6 of Dawson's Creek, playing Audrey's childhood friend, he made cameos in The X Factor, the fifth season of That'70s Show as a dmv customer and as a dining room guest in the eighth season of Hell's Kitchen. Post-rehab, Osbourne went on in 2003 to star in his own show on Union Jack. In 2004 he played a small role in New York Minute, a film starring the Olsen twins, in which he plays a music promoter named Justin. In 2005, Osbourne started to show more of an interest in fitness through co-hosting the ITV2 show, Celebrity Wrestling: Bring It On!.

In February that year, he appeared in Extreme Celebrity Detox in which he took part in t'ai chi and climbing exercises, which inspired him to appear in his own programme, Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie produced by the same production company as Extreme Celebrity Detox. Osbourne lost 23 kg in Thailand at a Muay Thai martial arts camp in Pattaya in order to be fit enough to climb El Capitan whilst filming the first series of Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie, it aired on ITV2 in the UK, the Travel Channel in the United States, The LifeStyle Channel in Australia, GOtv in South Africa and on MuchMusic in Canada. Adrenaline Junkie focuses on Osbourne's training for sports like rock climbing, mountaineering and a jungle trek in Belize from the Chiquibul Chamber through dense jungle ending at Caracol ruins, he showcased the effects of his weight loss with the two semi-naked photo shoots for Cosmopolitan magazine in 2005 to raise awareness of testicular cancer. The first, taken in June 2005, shows him sitting on a motorbike.

After the first series of Adrenaline Junkie he began filling in for Stephen Mulhern on CITV's Saturday morning

TNT Comedy

TNT Comedy is a German pay television channel launched on 8 May 2012 as Glitz. It is owned by Turner Broadcasting System. In August 2013, SES Platform Services won an international tender by Turner Broadcasting System, to provide playout services for Glitz, Cartoon Network, TNT Film and TNT Serie for the German-speaking market, digitisation of existing Turner content, playout for Turner on-demand and catch-up services in Germany, Switzerland the Benelux region, from November 2013. On 1 April 2014 the channel was renamed TNT Glitz and started broadcasting via satellite on Sky Germany; the slogan Here shines. TNT Comedy features the German first-runs of the comedy series Parks and Recreation, Web Therapy and Hot in Cleveland as well as the drama series Pretty Little Liars and Unforgettable. Original programming includes the magazine InStyle – Das TV-Magazin, centered on fashion and celebrities, it is presented by Eva Padberg. InStyle – Das TV-Magazin "glitz*" - Launch in München: So feierten die Promi-Ladys den neuen TV-Sender - Leute - Bild.de Frauensender Glitz im Pay-TV - Irgendwie ein Lebensgefühl - Medien - sueddeutsche.de Official website