LAST CALL: Fox doesn't score hit with Ozzy story

Fox News may be highly rated when covering news. However, when it tries to make news, it isn't always as successful.

Fox News may be highly rated when covering news. However, when it tries to make news, it isn't always as successful.

Fox execs undoubtedly had headlines dancing in their heads when they invited Ozzy Osbourne, star of MTV's current smash hit The Osbournes, to the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Unfortunately, a few media members got their facts mixed up. Eventually, the story that ran in outlets ranging from the UK's Hello! magazine to US scandal site Salon.com had the former Black Sabbath frontman getting a personal invitation to go to the White House.

According to many of the reports, President Bush is actually a big fan of The Osbournes, a so-called reality sitcom chronicling the adventures of the colorful family as they navigate Beverly Hills "society."

The coverage even prompted a startled Ozzy to respond, "I thought I'd be on a 'Wanted' poster up on the wall, not invited to his place for tea."

Well, Ozzy may have to wait until the Oval Office is once again occupied by Democrats, the party known for celebrity schmoozing. White House spokesperson Marcy Viana, along with an MTV rep, categorically denied the reports that the Bush family had extended an invitation to the self-proclaimed "Prince of Darkness."

We're still not sure if Bush really is a fan of The Osbournes. Frankly, we'd rather not know.

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