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'X Factor': Sharon 'swears, throws pen at contestant after Ozzy jibe'

28 June 2013 5:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne reportedly swore and threw her pen at a contestant who criticised her husband Ozzy Osbourne.

The returning judge was furious when 73-year-old Jonnie Rocco insulted Ozzy's talent after an unsuccessful audition, reports The Sun.

Rocco - who has auditioned for the ITV series twice before and is famous for making a Mafia-style threat to Louis Walsh - sang Elvis Presley's 'An American Tragedy'.

When Sharon delivered her verdict, he replied: "You think Ozzy can sing?"

"Get him out of my f**king room," Sharon responded furiously.

She then reportedly threw her pen at him, hitting him on the shoulder as he was being escorted out of the room by security.

An X Factor insider revealed: "Jonnie hit a really raw nerve and Sharon was furious.

In pictures - X Factor 2013 Glasgow auditions:

"Normally she takes criticism from contestants on the chin.

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Rhys Meyers to Be Cast in Next Star Wars Installment?

19 May 2013 11:42 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jonathan Rhys Meyers to star in Star Wars: Episode VII? Jonathan Rhys Meyers is "in talks" to star in J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII, according to Latino Review. Best known for his role as King Henry VIII in the Showtime series The Tudors, which also features upcoming Man of Steel Henry Cavill, Rhys Meyers has already been featured in one Abrams movie: Mission: Impossible III (2003), in which he supported Tom Cruise. (Photo: Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Tudors.) At this stage, it’s unclear which role Jonathan Rhys Meyers would play in Star Wars: Episode VII, now a Walt Disney Studios production. The next installment in the highly popular franchise is reportedly to continue the Star Wars saga where Return of the Jedi left off. Having said that, in case Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, and Anthony Daniels (perhaps a little rustier?) are indeed returning to the Star Wars fold, »

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The Great Gatsby never makes a great movie

13 May 2013 4:15 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

There have been plenty of failed F Scott Fitzgerald adaptations already. Besides, who needs films based on 20s literature when their themes resonate through so much film and TV anyway?

Given the track record that film-makers of some distinction have had adapting F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, you may understand my reluctance to see Baz Luhrmann's new version. I shall need another two deep readings of the book to armour myself completely against the grievances I expect the movie will do to it.

I think Gatsby is the Great American Novel, even though it slipped out of fashion and out of print for decades (like Moby Dick and lots of Faulkner), and even though its author, no matter his achievement, is somehow assuredly not the Great American Novelist. The Great American Novel never makes for the Great American Movie. The latter rarely derives from the former. The »

- John Patterson

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