February 24, 2004

Monday Night Date Night: A Sharon Osbourne Show taping

Consisted of:

-Sitting out on the cold patio after work with Yoshi (where is everyone? why are we the only ones out here and who are those two dudes with suits on standing at the doorway?)

-Sharon Osbourne's car pulling up to the gate at the last minute. All of a sudden, the two dudes in suits jump into action. Sharon pops out of the car and is practically running toward her studio. Her people are carrying shopping bags from Barney's, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and other pricey places behind her. Sharon sees us sitting (shivering) on the patio and says to us "It's so cold out here! What are you doing out here?!" I answer that we're just waiting to get in to see her. And with that, she's gone. But more shopping bags are still going from the car into the studio. Someone was late to her own show because she went on a Rodeo Drive shopping spree.

-We get VIP treatment and get to sit in the front row in one of the comfy couches. We're glad that we don't have to sit on the nasty folding chairs. People are freaking out around us. Evidently there are some unexpected "production guests" who get to be in the front row & some people are getting moved.

-The warm-up guy comes on and tries to get everyone's energy up. He gets some help when the Executive Producer comes by and informs him that OZZY is going to be in-studio. Even he is freaking out. Girls are crying over the news that he'll be there. It turns out, not only is he going to be there, he is going to sit in the audience. Crowd goes nuts.

-Show starts Sharon comes out and people are cheering like crazy. Tisha Campbell-Martin is co-hosting the show. Tisha's friends and family are sitting on the couch next to ours.

-First guest: Eliza Dushku. BRING IT ON! She looks great and tells a story about being robbed. The producer screws up and hits the "Applause" sign at the wrong time & people clap at her being mugged. Oops.

-Next guest: AJ McLean (from the Backstreet Boys) and his mom, Debbie. Before he even gets on the stage, people catch a glimpse of him standing backstage. There are more tears. Somehow there are throngs of 13 year-old girls who had been standing outside, waiting all afternoon. It seems like this is the appropriate time to burst into tears. Now we have half the crowd crying because Ozzy is sitting in the audience with us, the other half crying because there is a Backstreet Boy in the studio. What a mix of people.

-Sharon does a special photoshoot for a project Tisha Campbell-Martin is working on. They are supposed to tape another episode (with wraparounds only, no guests). It's supposed to be fast, but it's not. We sit patiently for a while, but decide to leave early. I am 99% sure that neither Yoshi nor I have any kind of camera time. Hooray!

-The episode we watched will air THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26. Here's the description from the Sharon Osbourne site: "My Wife and Kids" star Tisha Campbell-Martin co-hosts with Sharon for the hour! Sharon and Tisha chat with "Tru Calling" star Eliza Dushku about the Fox drama. Then Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean and his mom, Denise, talk about their book, "Backstreet Mom: A Mother's Tale of Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean's Rise to Fame, Struggle with Addiction and Ultimate Triumph." Plus, Nelly Furtado chats with Sharon and Tisha and performs a track from her new CD, "Folklore!"

-Dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory. Yum.

I figured that Sharon's show had been taping across from our office this entire time & it would be nice to sit in on one. Glad that it was one where Ozzy came to cheer on his wife.

Posted by jozjozjoz at February 24, 2004 12:37 AM


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That was an interesting evening you had, I'm just sorry it was so cold. I admire most of the people you talked about being on the show. So, I was even more happier that you were able to have all of it. You are truly blessed my friend.

Posted by: Lisa24293 at February 24, 2004 04:37 AM

So, how tall is Eliza Dushku? I think she's a hottie, but can't help but feel she's only about 5'2" or so...

Posted by: keith at February 24, 2004 08:54 AM

She's a bit taller than that... I think about 5' 6" or so would be my guess...

Posted by: :: jozjozjoz :: at February 24, 2004 09:34 AM

OZZY OZZY... I think I need to move out your way! OH, and the Old Spagetti Factory to boot! Wow, what a night!

Posted by: ann at February 24, 2004 09:57 AM

Meh, I think I would have taken the Spaghetti Factory and passed on the show. :P

Posted by: Mikey2 at February 24, 2004 10:50 AM

Well, yeah Mikey2, you WOULD.

I have to say that this is the first time I've seen Sharon's show beginning to end. It is not my favorite show, but it was a nice experience to go to a show taping. I haven't been to a taping for a long time, and it's nice to go once in a while.

Posted by: :: jozjozjoz :: at February 24, 2004 11:03 AM

Sounds like a good taping. The best show taping I ever went to was for the British version of Whose Line is it Anyway? I've never laughed so hard in my life!

Posted by: Pie at February 24, 2004 12:04 PM

British Whose Line?


Posted by: :: jozjozjoz :: at February 24, 2004 12:50 PM

why oh WHY can't I live in Hollywood - where all the fun things are?! :(

Posted by: Luka at February 24, 2004 05:09 PM

wow. Joz sometimes I wish I had your life....wait, as your personality twin do I get entitled to some of it? :) hee.

Posted by: Meeta at February 24, 2004 08:11 PM

I loooove the Spaghetti factory!!! :D Yummy! ps: you'll have to try for an Ellen taping sometime! :)

Posted by: Lisa at February 25, 2004 04:48 AM

Awesome! I've never been to a show before..(sob)

Posted by: Ginny at February 25, 2004 06:13 AM

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