This article is from the The Osbourne FAQ, by Mike L. with numerous contributions by others.
Fox News Channel has brushed aside a threat of legal action by Ozzy
Osbourne's lawyer for airing an interview with the rocker. Part of
Osbourne's lengthy chat with Greta Van Susteren aired on the Fox
network's "Pulse" newsmagazine and the rest was scheduled for Van
Susteren's Fox News Channel show the next day.
Osbourne's lawyer, Orin Snyder, said Osbourne sat down with Fox only
because he was told the interview was for a special it was planning on
the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.
"It is particularly disturbing that Fox would employ such improper
journalistic techniques to take advantage of Mr. Osbourne and his
family in an effort to sensationalize Sharon Osbourne's recent
illness," Snyder wrote in a letter to Fox News Channel executives."
Fox News Channel rejected the claim as without merit. The network said
it never planned a Presley special. Fox's lawyers pointed out that
Osbourne, no stranger to reporters, spoke with Van Susteren on camera
for an hour about a wide range of topics, including his wife's
illness. The interview was even taped by MTV for the second season of
its reality show "The Osbournes."
So it would seem that it's become acceptable for the Osbournes to run
from talk show to talk show and discuss Sharon's health. It's become
acceptable for the Osbournes to have Sharon's chemotheraphy broadcast
on MTV. Everything is fair game so long as the Osbourne's reap money
Perhaps the real reason they didn't want the show to be aired was
because Sharon had already promised an exclusive interview to ABC's
Walters (for money of course). And Ozzy broke the deal by talking to
Van Susteren about Sharon's battle with cancer.