Sharon Osbourne Turns on the 'Charm' and Teaches The 'Rock of Love' Girls a Thing or Two About Being a Rock & Roll Leading Lady
VH1's Second Installment of "Charm School" Hosted by Sharon Osbourne Puts
14 of Bret Michael's Most Memorable Ladies Through Etiquette Class 101
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 20 -- Rock and roll royalty
Sharon Osbourne is taking on a new role as headmistress of VH1's "Rock of
Love Girls: Charm School" premiering on VH1 in the Fall 2008. Osbourne has
been given the task of teaching some of the most notorious contestants from
"Rock of Love with Bret Michaels" the art of becoming more lady-like.
Whether you love them or love to hate them, there's no denying that these
rough-around-the-edges women need a respectable mentor who knows what it
takes to become a rockin' leading lady.
"Sharon Osbourne is undoubtedly one of the most successful women in the
industry and truly an icon in the rock world. We knew she would immediately
capture the imagination and attention of our cast and our audience," said
Jeff Olde, EVP Programming & Development, VH1. "Not only is she a true
master at the art of the business, but Sharon is a master at the art of
being herself and we are thrilled to have her spearheading this show."
Breakout stars from both seasons of "Rock of Love" will come together
under one roof to learn and grow in areas of etiquette, fashion, manners,
and moderation. They will be refined in hopes to graduate "Charm School" as
sophisticated and polite ladies. And who better to push these girls down
the road to renewal and re-discovery than Sharon Osbourne. As Headmistress
of "Charm School," Sharon will attempt to strip the girls of their former
rebellious and wild ways. And with some help from experts, hopefully
transform the girls into fully rockin' ladies.
The contestants will focus on one lesson a week followed by a demanding
test. Whoever doesn't measure up to the challenges of "Charm School" will
be expelled. In the end, the last one standing will be rewarded with
$100,000 to put towards her new and improved life.
Sharon Osbourne is the daughter of legendary manager Don Arden and the
wife of the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" "Rock Legend," Ozzy Osbourne. Sharon
has spent over fifty years fully emerged in the world of rock and roll,
juggling the roles of wife, mother, author and manager to Black Sabbath,
Electric Light Orchestra, Smashing Pumpkins, Motorhead and Slade. In 1996,
Sharon created and produced the biggest and most successful hard rock
touring festival in America: Ozzfest. Among her many television credits,
Osbourne was most recently seen in the 4th season of the UK's hit "X
Factor" and soon in the 2nd season of the U.S. hit "America's Got Talent."
Sharon has also started the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation. The
Foundation's mission is to provide free screenings, support and healthcare
to those who can't afford it.
VH1's "Charm School" is created and executive produced by Mark Cronin
and Cris Abrego for 51 Minds Entertainment, LLC. an Endemol Company, who
also produce the record-breaking series "Rock of Love," "Flavor of Love,"
"Charm School," "I Love New York," "The Surreal Life" and "My Fair Brady."
The production teams' programming launched VH1 into their highest ratings
ever and their ratings continue to outperform their previous successes. Ben
Samek also executive produces for the series and the company.
Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes and Kristen Kelly oversee the series for VH1.
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