Kelly’s come out scratching like a feral cat about Danni Minogue including the details of her well publicised tiff with Kelly’s mum Sharon in her new book, while they were working together on the UK version of the X Factor.
From what I hear of her account, it’s pretty much just an honest description of the lead up to an incident that took place on the first night of filming the series, which left poor Danni in tears.
It was no secret (thanks to Sharon’s media outbursts) when the two women were working together that Sharon couldn’t stand the younger, more credible Danni, and quite frankly, she behaved so badly that even the show gave her the flick in the end.
Of course Sharon would say this was Danni throwing her weight around, but that’s how most people that refuse to be held accountable for their actions would think. “it’s not my fault, she’s a cow!”
And really, in terms of Danni’s book, and life, it’s featured as just a very small mention, and done in a decidely, non-Osbourne…..sorry, I mean non- bitchy tone.
So what’s the fuss? Well, like mother like daughter, these Osbourne females show their true colours when they are tread on in what they think is THEIR celebrity world. Which once upon a time, perhaps they got away with prancing around like a couple of semi-goth slappers, demanding people’s attention, just because daddy once ate a bat. But not now.
These Osborne women have so much venom in them, and to be quite honest, I think the mere thought of a woman with integrity like the beautiful Danni is just too much for either of them to bare because she represents everything both of these ‘ladies’ are not. Talented, caring, hard working, and legitimately in the entertainment business, because she’s had a career in the business.
No idea what Sharon’s doing these days (and who really cares), apart from bitching about Danni (which has really given her a focus when others her age are playing bridge), but I do know that Kelly’s new gig is sitting on a couch next to Joan Rivers, on the new Arena show FASHION POLICE, tearing strips off other women.
An interesting choice of job for the girl that’s constantly asking the public to feel sorry for her, and now labelling Danni as ‘the devil’. Now that’s what a I call RICH. In fact, get them a new Gucci wallet for that one.
I’m lucky enough to had my own ‘Danni experience’, which I can tell you was nothing like whatever Madam Osborne’s was like. It left me wishing that more people knew the ‘real’ Danni, instead of making the boring, done to death comparisons to her sister.
It was back around 2003 from memory. I was backstage at the Logies with Bec Hewitt, who was still on Home & Away at the time, and also trying to launch a music career. She was due to nerve wrackingly perform her single ‘On The Borderline’, and understandibly, was feeling extremely overwhelmed.
Suddenly out of nowhere the beautiful Danni appeared, wanting to come and give Bec some encouragement and a big sister style pep talk before she performed. She was just divine. So real, so caring, and really made Bec’s day. And mine, even as the sidekick.
The other thing that struck me about Danni was how hilarious she was. A really funny girl, who didn’t take herself at all seriously. The type of girl you’d really want as your friend. Not because she’s Danni, but because she’s a girl’s girl, and definitely up for a laugh.
She invited us both into her hotel room, where her lovely parents were. They welcomed us in like one of the family, and I tell you what, you’d never know her parents had raised two superstar daughters because they were just so humble and unaffected.
After Bec’s performance we headed back to her room, to find slipped under the door a little card from Danni. I don’t remember the words but I do remember that it was one of the nicest, sweetest, most thoughtful notes I’d ever read.
Often celebrities love meeting other celebrities, and it’s often all a bit of a wank (for want of a better expression). But Danni’s attention to us was nothing of the sort. She was just a really genuine, really great chick, who clearly has the time for others, and a level of integrity that rubs the likes of the Osborne’s up the wrong way.
I also have a story about what Sharon and Kelly were like the last time they came to Australia for the MTV Awards. But as my mother would say, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” So I’ll leave it at that.
Good luck with the book Danni! I’m off to buy a TEAM MINOGUE t-shirt right now.