- The Washington Times - Monday, June 18, 2012

Jack Osbourne, 26, son of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the former reality television star revealed to People magazine.

“I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?’ ” a distressed Mr. Osbourne told the magazine in an article posted on its website late Sunday.

“I’ve got a family, and that’s what’s supposed to be the most important thing,” said Mr. Osbourne, who recently had a daughter, Pearl Clementine, with his fiancee, Lisa Stelly.

MS, an autoimmune disease for which there is no known cure, attacks the central nervous system. Symptoms can include loss of muscle control, difficulties with vision and balance, and in severe cases, paralysis.

The article did not say what symptoms, if any, Mr. Osbourne has shown.

Deena Cortese, a cast member of MTV's "Jersey Shore," has a municipal court date next month on a disorderly persons charge after allegedly dancing in the street and interfering with traffic in Seaside Heights, N.J., where the show is taped. (Associated Press)
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Mr. Osbourne gained fame on the 2002-2005 hit MTV reality series “The Osbournes,” which followed the lives of his father, his mother Sharon Osbourne, as well as his sister Kelly, with whom Jack frequently quarreled.

Since the show ended, news reports said Mr. Osbourne has worked as a music talent scout for Epic Records and produced a documentary about is father titled “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne.”

‘Jersey Shore’ cast making annual trips to court

There’s a certain T-shirt hanging on the wall of the Shore Store, a boardwalk clothing shop where cast members of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” punch the clock at their day jobs for the show. It reads, “I Love Seaside Heights, New Jersey this time of year!”

With the hit series filming its sixth season, it’s that time of year again in Seaside Heights. And as predictably as the waves crash on the shore, misbehaving cast members are rolling into municipal court with their lawyers and credit cards in tow.

So far this year, one cast member, Deena Cortese, was arrested for allegedly dancing in a roadway in Seaside Heights, slapping passing cars. Housemate Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is accused by a northern New Jersey man of assaulting him during a scuffle at the Bamboo Bar earlier this month.

Add to that a court hearing next week for a friend of Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino. John Manfre, known on the show as “The Unit,” was charged with trying to bring drugs into the shore house, according to his lawyer, who is challenging the grounds for the arrest.

Raymond Raya, the attorney who represented Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi in her disorderly conduct arrest in 2010 for annoying beachgoers after having a few cocktails, said this kind of behavior is not exactly alien to Seaside Heights.

“I don’t think there’s anything happening at these clubs that’s any different than what was going on 20 years ago,” he said. “They’re just filming it now. It’s naturally unnatural.”

Ms. Cortese was arrested June 10 after police said she appeared to be drunk and dancing in the street.

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