NEW YORK – Rocker Ozzy Osbourne wants close to $10 million for another season of The Osbournes — but is offering only a paltry $500 for the return of his pet pooch, Pipi.
The dog, a black Pomeranian which belongs to eldest daughter Aimee Osbourne — not seen on the show — has been missing from the family's Beverly Hills mansion for about two months.
According to MTV's Osbournes website, the family is offering $500 "for any information leading to the canine's retrieval."
Even MTV, which runs the site, is cocking an eyebrow at the so-called "reward" money.
"The multimillion-dollar Osbournes might want to think about inflating the figure a little," reads the narrative.
"Considering the celebrity status the entire family has been anointed with thanks to its popular reality program, the dog could probably fetch a higher price on eBay."
Alas, a check of eBay late yesterday revealed that Pipi is not listed on the site.
The MTV Osbournes site includes an e-mail link for anyone with any information on Pipi's whereabouts.
Sharon and Kelly Osbourne broke the news about Pipi's disappearance during an appearance on Wednesday's Live with Regis & Kelly. Sharon Osbourne said she would give "anything" for Pipi's return.