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Ozzfest Is Dead, Long Live Trumpfest

Ozzfest is no more. At least not in past incarnations. Rumors abound that Sharon Osbourne, the favorite to win the latest season of Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice," is forging a deal with the multi-millionaire to save Ozzfest 2010 and beyond. Sources close to Obsbourne claim that she has been negotiating "a multi-year deal" with Trump to keep the travelling festival alive. While still featuring her husband, Ozzy, as the main headliner, the festival will likely be renamed "Trumpfest." Instead of securing corporate sponsors such as the ones that made 2008's "Freefest" possible, the festival will bear the Trump name much like ballparks and arenas have sponsors and bear their names.

Despite sponsoring the fest, Trump, who is reportedly "a fan of the 80's metal" (but not Bret Michaels or Poison), will buy a majority interest in the festival and take a percentage of the earnings of the festival for the next several years.

Sharon could not be reached for comment, but Ozzy, when contacted, had only this to say: "I dunno a bloody thing about it. Sharon handles all the business and festival stuff."

Nevertheless, more information including the Ozzfest 2010 Trumpfest 2010 lineup and tour dates, is expected soon.

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1. metalfan653 writes:

Ozzfest isn't that great anyway...

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Trump stole the idea from Lord Cashington. Ripping off a dead man, has he no shame?!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

Somebody call Lugash up. He's gonna flip the fvck out.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Sambo writes:

Ummm can you say April Fools? :)

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. metalrox555 writes:

I hear there's also a new genre of metal being made in honor of this festival... cashcore. All of the richest people in the world will be in the bands. I'm really interested to see the band that Oprah and Bill Gates put together.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. wilco writes:

haaah just all for the money

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hackey through writes:

hmm, a lot of weird news going on today,
aprils fools?

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Rob writes:

i hate april fools

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. thegoosegoblin writes:

Disregard women, obtain currency.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jimmy J. writes:

APRIL FOOLS. BUT THIS WAS ON THE NEWS TODAY' RICKY MARTIN SAID HE HAD A AFFAIR WITH TIGER WOODS.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. n0thinghead writes:

"I dunno a bloody thing about it. Sharon handles all the business and festival stuff." << the only truth in this article.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Rubyred writes:

...'I don't know if that's bad or good: but it sounds sorta fishing to me. OZZFEST should keep their name! I the Tycoon Donald TRUMP is a master businessman and have a awesome "Celebrity Apprentice" TV Show: saw the premiere and just recent showing & as unusal it's excellent/throat gripping. All those Celebritie's stars Cindy Lauper, Bret Michaels/POISON (glad he won for his charity/in the 1st round...'doing a Meal service), Mgr Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peet, etc.,. giving it their best shot to win the main prize. Check it out great show...'And as much as I do like Mr. Trump, OZZFEST should keep their name!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deayhfan87 writes:

i hope someone good headlines the main stage, like whitesnake

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 11:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Seriously? I understand Rubyred, but come on people!!!

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. RTB writes:

Ozzfest being dead may actually turn out to be true...WTF, its april and no word on a tour, no tour in 2 years...go ahead and put it in the obiturary.....damn shame....

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. n0thinghead writes:

RTB: i would absolutely LOVE to go to ozzfest some day. i'm rlly hoping it comes around this yr. if any word on the matter, let a fellow know, eh??

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. CradleofFilth88 writes:

Oh my god, my dad found this like a week after I did, and then told me about it like he thought it was really true. I laughed my a$$ off. "Hey, did you hear that because Sharon Osbourne is on the Celebrity Apprentice, they are going to make Ozzfest 'Trump Fest' so that Donald Trump will help with the bill" Classic...

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. XxSorrowxX writes:

really funny i think ozzfest will b round 4 a long time! ozzfest is an ahmazing show 2 b @!

# Apr 14, 2010 @ 10:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. RTB writes:

Will do VP....

# Apr 14, 2010 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ur momma writes:

fck donald trump fck his money if he ever did buy it over id never go back to ozzfest thats giving him more money he dont give a shyt bout us he gots dollar signs in his eyes n i love ozzy sharon n all them but ill lose hella respect if she did they skipped out on us in 2008 2009 and promised us 2010 and sold out to wicked wisdom letting them on in 2005 cause shes pinkette smith! and now they are jerking round taking their fckin time this year. fck it let jack take sharons place as manager

# Apr 20, 2010 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. ur momma writes:

by the way mayhem fest is taking over anyway they getting better bands on and plus they got freestyle motocross so yeah fck it shove ozzfest up ur money hungry asses cause we all know osbournes forgettin bout their fans n getting lost in the tv. spotlightstill love them but it not right

# Apr 20, 2010 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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