OZZY ALL OVER: MTV announced this week that the second season of “The Osbournes” will kick off Nov. 26. There had been some anxious talk that the 10-episode second season would not commence until January. Sharon Osbourne, 50, also told the Hollywood Reporter that a biographical movie about Ozzy, 53, is in the works, and she sees Johnny Depp, 39, as the perfect man to play her heavy-metal husband. The subject came up after Sharon was asked if she could envision her successful TV series making the leap to the big screen. She replied: “I wouldn’t want to do a comedy film because we’re working on Ozzy’s life-story film right now … We haven’t signed the deal, but we’re really close to closing the deal.”
SIMPSON BRIDE: Singer Jessica Simpson tied the knot last weekend with 98 Degrees boy-band member Nick Lachey, in a ceremony in Austin, Texas, that had guests ducking rain showers that plagued the area all week. The teen-pop bride and groom — who once teamed up for a duet called “Where You Are” — met in 1998 at the Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles and “something just clicked,” Simpson once told Teen People magazine. After a six-month separation, Simpson, 22, and Lachey, 28, patched things up and got engaged in Hawaii last year, shortly before Valentine’s Day. They credited the dramatic events of Sept. 11 with reuniting them, she said on her Web site.
BAD BREAK: In a surprising development, Harland Braun, the lawyer who has represented Robert Blake since his wife was shot to death in May 2001, announced his resignation Monday after objecting to his client’s decision to grant a jailhouse interview to ABC’s Diane Sawyer, the Associated Press reported. Late Monday night, hours after Braun’s announcement, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department declared that it would not allow the on-camera interview with Sawyer to take place. “I think it’s insane for a person charged with a crime to go on camera to answer questions about the case. No lawyer in the country would allow a defendant to do this,” Braun said.
LOVING LOREN: A star-studded crowd that included Doris Roberts, Tony Bennett and Michael Badalucco of ABC’s “The Practice” cheered along as Sophia Loren, 68, and Robert De Niro, 59, were inducted into the Italian American Hall of Fame at the annual National Italian American Foundation gala in Washington, D.C., PEOPLE reported. The best photo op of the evening came when De Niro walked over to the beauteous Loren, embraced her and kissed her Italian-style on both cheeks. “The problem with accepting this kind of award is that it’s usually at the end of the evening, everyone’s tired and everything. And everything good has already been said about everybody. So I’m going to make this sort of quick. I love Sophia Loren,” De Niro said upon receiving his award.
FLY BOY: Trained pilot John Travolta, 48, received the keys to a new 747 from the Boeing Corporation in Washington state, the Associated Press reported. “You know what they say, ‘If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going,'” Travolta said at a small ceremony, in which he was given a model 747-400ER Extended Range jet. It’s the first of six to be delivered to Qantas Airlines, for whom Travolta serves as an ambassador, and it’s Boeing’s first redesign of the jumbo 747 since 1993.