私は日本人になる

15 Oct

One of my favorite musicians, Ozzy Osbourne, had a popular reality TV show about his family life titled “The Osbournes“.

He, his wife Sharon and his two youngest children Jack and Kelly were the regular stars (Ozzy’s older son Louis appeared in the series occasionally…but his daughter Aimee refused to ever appear).

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Ozzy’s son, Jack Osbourne, became overweight…so he went on an extreme exercise and diet regime.
It was all recorded as Jack’s own reality show and is now available on DVD in Japan.

The title of Jack’s show in Japan is 「アドレナリン・ダイエット」 (“Adrenaline Diet“).

Here’s an ad for it on DVD:

And Ozzy’s daughter Kelly Osbourne also has her own reality show now too.

Ever since her first visit to Tokyo, Kelly has fallen in love with this city and the culture.
So the premise of her reality show is that she stayed in Japan for five weeks and worked at a variety of unusual, only-in-Japan types of jobs to see if she would still love this country after working in love hotels, maid cafes, a Japanese school, etc.

The name of her show in Japan is 「私は日本人になる」 (“(I’m) Turning Japanese“).

Here are a couple of ads for her reality show on DVD (one in English and the other in 日本語 (Japanese)):

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11 Responses to “私は日本人になる”

  1. arthurthepanther November 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    Meh. I just think Jack’s kinda cute with his shirt off, especially pudgy jack. lol
    As for the whole, ‘if their parents weren’t rich’ argument, *shrugs* they DO have rich parents. I don’t. I don’t see what the point is to harboring bitterness though. I have plenty of things that THEY don’t, like people I can trust, who I know aren’t star-f**kers, gold-diggers, or yes-men… In the balance, money doesn’t equate happiness, and nor does fame. It’s a personal decision to be content with what one has, and not stress about the unattainable. For Jack and Kelley, the unattainable is a life where they aren’t part of a freak show. for me, it’s a life where I have lots of money.

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    • tokyo5 November 14, 2009 at 12:47 am #

      Yes, happiness is most important…money can’t buy happiness. But I think the Osbournes seem happy.

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      • Chris November 14, 2009 at 9:06 am #

        Listen, money may not buy happiness, but it sure can make misery a little more bearable. 😉

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      • tokyo5 November 14, 2009 at 9:29 am #

        Well, yeah…if I had to be unhappy, I’d rather be rich and unhappy than poor and unhappy. 😉

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  2. Sir Pent October 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm #

    I’m a worrier.

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  3. anohito91 October 15, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    Who cares! It’s halarious! Of course not everybody is born as fortunate as they in terms of career opportunities undoubtedly. And in reality most adolescents could pull off the same sort of TV show with similar amounts of immaturity and surprise at some of the things in Japan…but its funny so why worry about it so much 🙂 ?

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    • tokyo5 October 16, 2009 at 12:38 am #

      Have you seen Kelly Osbourne’s reality show?

      I wanna watch it.

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  4. Sir Pent October 15, 2009 at 2:35 am #

    1) It absolutely comes from a place of jealousy. I’ve had to work very hard for every opportunity I’ve gotten. They have not. I’m not against nepotism or taking advantage of an open door…I just didn’t have that.

    2) Agreed…but tell me honestly that IF those two were exactly who they are with the exact same level of talent but the children of a factory worker, would they have careers like they do? No. Nobody would have given Kelly a recording contract based off of her ability to sing.

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    • tokyo5 October 16, 2009 at 12:36 am #

      Yeah, it seems like Kelly and Jack Osbourne, Sean and Julian Lennon, Ziggy Marley, Jacob Dylan, etc all got it easy because of their famous fathers.

      But being a celebrity (or the child of a celebrity) has negative points, too.

      I think a “normal” childhood” is better.

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  5. Sir Pent October 15, 2009 at 2:22 am #

    I wish I could get paid for having a famous father and having no discernible talents.

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    • tokyo5 October 15, 2009 at 2:28 am #

      I think there are many children of celebrities with music or movie contracts who have much less talent than Ozzy’s kids!

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