- The Washington Times - Monday, January 19, 2009

Kelly O. arrested for slap

Kelly Osbourne was arrested earlier this month for reportedly slapping a journalist in a London nightclub last summer.

According to People.com, the 24-year-old daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne was released on bail as inquiries continue. She is scheduled to return to see authorities in March.

As is customary, Scotland Yard would not name any of the protagonists. However, a statement read by a spokeswoman said, “I can confirm that a 24-year-old woman attended a central London police station by appointment at 3 p.m. on January 2.

“She was arrested for common assault relating to an alleged incident in Soho in the early hours of 29th August 2008,” the statement continues. “She was bailed to attend a central London police station on a date in March.”

A representative for Miss Osbourne had no comment, People said.

Oops! Award a mistake

Pop star Kate Perry was given the award for international song of the year for “I Kissed a Girl” at a French music awards ceremony, but it turns out her song wasn’t the best after all, Agence France Presse reports.

The host of the NRJ Music Award in the Riviera resort of Cannes announced at the end of the show Saturday that there had been a mistake in vote-counting and that Miss Perry was not the winner.

The award instead went to Barbados-born singer Rihanna for “Disturbia.”

The trophies were handed out based on results of audience votes on NRJ’s Web site in the weeks leading up to the awards ceremony. Miss Perry, who had stepped up to the podium to pick up the award for international song of the year, did, however, win in another category - best international album for “One of the Boys.”

The award for international female artist of the year went to Britney Spears, who was not present to receive the honor. The Pussycat Dolls won for best international group, and Enrique Iglesias was named top international male artist.

Celeb sighting

Turning to this side of the Atlantic - and specifically, the city’s ongoing inaugural coverage - fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg was the center of attention Sunday night at the Northwest home of political consultant and lobbyist Juleanna Glover.

Miss von Furstenberg was in attendance to fete Vital Voices, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that promotes political leadership by women worldwide.

“I love working for women. I have never met a woman who is not strong,” said the designer, best known for her signature jersey wrap dresses.

Biggie backlash

Four men were stabbed early Saturday at a Brooklyn nightclub advertising an after-party for the film “Notorious,” about rapper Biggie Smalls, the New York Daily News reports.

Police said a 21-year-old man who was stabbed numerous times was in critical condition at Brookdale Hospital. Three others were in stable condition; two were stabbed once in the torso, and one was stabbed in the back, the newspaper said.

Party promoters advertised the event as the “official” after-party for the film. Distributor Fox Searchlight said the party was not related to the film.

Meanwhile, in Greensboro, N.C., a movie theater suspended showings of “Notorious” Friday after a man was shot during an argument.

The film, which was produced by the rapper’s mentor, Sean “Diddy” Combs, opened Friday, earning $21.5 million to become the nation’s fourth-highest-grossing movie of the weekend.

The rap star (born Christopher Wallace) was slain in March 1997 at age 24.

Written and compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse and Stephanie Green from staff, Web and wire reports

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