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One angry Osbourne

Hell hath no fury like Sharon Osbourne scorned. Word is the wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne has Boston Herald editorial director Ken Chandler in her crosshairs after the tawdry tab once again ignored her ban on photos of the shaky singer performing at Ozzfest. (Viewers of MTV's ''The Osbournes" know Ozzy suffers from debilitating and potentially embarrassing body tremors.) After the Herald published a picture last year, Sharon was furious and called Chandler to complain. (He hung up on her, we're told.) Ozzfest publicist Shazila Mohammed said the Herald wasn't given photo access this year but still sneaked a shot of Ozzy into its Saturday paper. Chandler is on vacation, but managing editor Kevin Convey said yesterday, ''No one is going to tell us what pictures we're going to put in the paper." Clear Channel, he said, has pulled the paper's remaining Tweeter Center summer review tickets.

His hairstylist tells all

Mario Russo knows hair. But baseball? Not exactly the salon owner's greatest strength. Yet there he was yesterday morning on ESPN's ''Cold Pizza," talking about sports and hair. Specifically, Johnny Damon's famous tresses, which Russo just trimmed. The night before, the stylist was with Damon's wife, Michelle Mangan, at the chichi party for the launch of Boston Common, the new glossy mag backed by BU alum Jason Binn, CEO of Niche Media, and Seth Greenberg, co-owner of NYC hotspot Capitale and onetime Boston nightlife impresario. (Sure to be as thick as a doorstop, the mag debuts in September.) After the soiree, at the State Room, Russo, Mangan, and Damon dined at Spire at the Nine Zero hotel.

Emulating dear old dad

What's it like being the son of a legend? Both good and bad, says Jamie Harris, whose dad was the great Irish actor Richard Harris. ''It was a blessing privately because he was my greatest friend, but career-wise, people can be against you." Harris, who's 42, has followed in his father's footsteps. Next week, he'll be at the Woods Hole Film Festival screening ''Speed for Thespians," a short film. ''I've never been to Boston, but I briefly dated Ione Skye when she was filming 'Fever Pitch,' " said Harris. ''When the Sox were down 3-0 to the Yankees in that series, I remember (the Farrelly brothers) were in a really bad mood . . . I just kept thinking, 'Wouldn't it be cool if the Red Sox came back and won?' "

Paris wedding draws Hub luminaries

Lana Bilzerian, designing daughter of garment guru Alan Bilzerian and wife Be, was married yesterday in Paris to Topsfield native Michael Flanagan. We're told the ceremony at the exquisite Hotel de Crillon was attended by a Boston contingent that included Patrick Lyons and Cam Neely. The elegant hotel, located on the Place de la Concorde, was commissioned in 1758 by Louis XV. Not coincidentally, Alan and Be met and fell in love in Paris, and still have many friends and family members there.

Pitch for laughs

Former mayor Kevin White was a guest of onetime Sox GM Lou Gorman last night at the .406 Club at Fenway. . . . And add ''Yes Dear" star Mike O'Malley to the lineup for next week's Pitching in for Kids benefit hosted by Sox players Tim Wakefield and Johnny Damon, and CBS4 sportscaster Steve Burton at the Comedy Connection in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Nelly's a shoo-in

Score another win for Canton-based shoemaker Reebok. Rap superstar Nelly has joined the company's roster of all-star endorsers, a lineup that already includes 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Curt Schilling, Yao Ming, Donovan McNabb, and Stevie Williams. ''I've always been into sneakers and throughout my career I've always wanted to have a signature pair of sneakers that truly reflect my personal style," Nelly said in a statement.

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