According to the Daily Telegraph, Ozzy Osbourne and daughter Kelly arrived in Australlia yesterday, greeting photographers with shy grins before being whisked away in a black limo.
Brother Jack arrived just before them, skipping a photographic greeting by jumping into a waiting car. The Osbournes are in Australia for the MTV Awards ceremony on Saturday.
After arriving in the Harbour City late morning, the wild children of BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy went into awards rehearsals, then did what most showbiz offspring do: they made a General Pants store close for a little over an hour so they could raid the shelves for jeans, sneakers and T-shirts.
Around 200 people had gathered outside the Oxford St Bondi Junction General
Pants store while media waited inside for the scheduled arrival of the Osbourne kids, their dad Ozzy and also the wacky Anna-Nicole Smith, who are all in town for Thursday's MTV Awards.
But things had gone awry with the news Ozzy and Smith had pulled out of the shopping trip for unspecified reasons and Jack, who should be used to such attention thanks to his reality TV-fuelled fame, became shy when he pulled up outside the store just after 1pm.
He remained behind the tinted windows in his a chauffeur-driven car and shortly afterwards drove off again, indicating that it's not just on their popular now-concluded TV show that things go pear-shaped for the Osbournes.
He refused to leave the air-conditioned car because he had "freaked out," according to a General Pants spokeswoman.
Before Jack returned 30 minutes later with sister Kelly and Australian nanny Melinda Varga in tow, disgruntled media were herded out of the store to allow the pair to browse by themselves.
"I pulled up and I was like 'this is not right'," Jack later told Confidential.
"I just didn't think there was going to be ... cops and the riot squad out there," he said in reference to the 15 police stationed outside the shop in addition to at least five security guards.
Ahead of the MTV Awards, Jack is today planning to do some rock-climbing in the Blue Mountains, while Kelly intends to do BridgeClimb, which she missed out on during her 2002 Sydney visit.