INSIDER: Today's celebrity gossip from around the world
*OZZY OSBOURNE has sparked a fire while making a sandwich.
Firefighters were apparently called to the rocker’s Los Angeles home on Tuesday evening after he made the late-night snack.
Wife SHARON OSBOURNE wrote on Twitter: “I’m in London, @OfficialOzzy is in LA making a bacon sandwich last night and the fire brigade ended up at our house!!”
It’s not the first time Ozzy has been injured in a house fire – in January, a blaze started by a candle left the rocker with singed hair and minor burns to the face.
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“My wife left a candle burning downstairs and set the coffee table on fire. She threw some water on the wood, and suddenly it was like napalm exploded.
“Normal day in the Osbournes’ house,” he was quoted as saying
*MILEY CYRUS’S dad has said he would have done the same as his daughter if he had been performing at the MTV Video Music Awards.
BILLY RAY CYRUS apparently sent former Disney star Miley a message telling her he too would have twerked at ROBIN THICKE.
Miley tweeted the message her dad apparently sent: “’Mile, if twerkin woulda been invented....And I had a foam finger....I woulda done the same thang you did.’ – DAD”
Miley, who gyrating on stage wearing nothing but a nude-coloured PVC bikini, shocked audiences and was branded “disgusting and embarrassing” by MSNBC presenter Mika Brzezinski.
Meanwhile her pal KELLY OSBOURNE has joined the chorus of celebrities criticising the raunchy performance.
On her E! show Fashion Police, where her co-presenters gave Miley’s antics a thumbs down, she said: “I look at the performance and, yes, I do have a lot of the same opinions as you guys about it.
“Miley’s my friend and I love her, and I have her back no matter what, but, as her friend, I’m going to tell her – ’Put your tongue in your mouth! I love you, but just put your tongue in your mouth.’
“We’re not talking about her performance, we’re talking about what she’s wearing.
*FERGIE has enlisted the help of a dog whisperer to prepare her pooch for the arrival of her first baby.
The Black Eyed Peas singer and husband JOSH DUHAMEL got Cesar Millan, who hosts a TV show, to come and work with Daschund Zoe ahead of the birth, according to Us Weekly.
Pregnant Fergie, 38, tweeted a photo of herself and her 40-year-old husband with Cesar and Zoe outside her home, captioning the snap: “@joshduhamel & I getting our doggie daughter ready for her new brother with @cesarmillan.”
Apparently Cesar had offered his services to the famous couple, who jumped at the chance to get everything in order for the arrival of their son.
Safe Haven star Josh said last June that he was keen to have a baby before getting another dog.
He told Us Weekly: “We’re going to focus on a human first. We’re going to focus on raising a human and then maybe we’ll get a dog after that.
“We know how Zoe is and she’s really good around kids."
*ROBBIE WILLIAMS once came close to being cast as Doctor Who, it has been revealed.
PETER CAPALDI has just been unveiled as the new Time Lord, taking over from MATT SMITH.
But Blogtor Who has revealed that when casting the Doctor for online animated episode Scream Of The Shalka in 2003, Take That star Robbie almost got the part.
Producer Muirinn Lane Kelly revealed: “We got word that Robbie Williams was interested in playing The Doctor. We all sat around wondering, ‘Is this a good idea? Is this a crazy idea?”’
But in the end Angels singer Robbie wasn’t available, and the role went to RICHARD E GRANT, who voiced the Doctor for the one-off episode, before the 2005 TV reboot written by RUSSELL T DAVIES and starring CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON.
*MATT DAMON is apparently considering making his directorial debut with conspiracy thriller A Foreigner.
The Oscar-winning actor is said to be in “very early talks” with Paramount Pictures to take the reins on the real-life story, reported Variety.
Written by Argo’s Chris Terrio and based on David Grann’s 2011 article A Murder Foretold, A Foreigner focuses on a Guatemalan man who leaves behind a video after his murder to highlight the corruption that led to the deaths of others.
Matt has previously shown interest in directing and following in the footsteps of his good friend BEN AFFLECK.
He had planned to head behind the camera for Promised Land, but decided to pass the job to GUS VAN SANT so he could spend more time with his wife and four daughters.
The 42-year-old has laughed off rumours he would play Robin to Ben’s Batman in the Man Of Steel sequel.
*ROONEY MARA is set to join CATE BLANCHETT in love story Carol.
The Oscar-nominated Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress is “attached to star” in the film, as a woman in her twenties who dreams of a more fulfilling life.
Cate would play a wife trapped in a loveless marriage in the big-screen adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novella.
TODD HAYNES will direct the 1950s-set story of “pursuit, betrayal and passion”, which follows the burgeoning relationship between the pair.
Todd said: “We’re over-the-moon to have Rooney on board. I’ve been a tremendous admirer of her work from the beginning, so the thought of bringing her together with Cate on screen is thrilling to say the least.”
Carol, adapted by Phyllis Nagy, is scheduled to start shooting in spring 2014.
Rooney, who starred in David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects, will next be seen in Spike Jonze’s Her, Stephen Daldry’s Trash and opposite Casey Affleck in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.