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Sheryl Underwood addresses Sharon Osbourne’s departure on The Talk
April 12th, 2021 under CBS, Talk Shows, The Osbournes. [ Comments: none ]

Today, The Talk does its first live episode in over a month. They went on hiatus because the hosts got into a heated discussion over race issues. The discussion was so heated that Sharon Osbourne left the show.

During their first episode back on CBS this afternoon, they will address the situation. “It’s time for an episode of ‘The Talk’ that will be unlike any other we’ve had before.” Underwood continued with, “As you may know, during our break, Sharon decided to leave ‘The Talk.’ We need to process the events of that day and what happened since, so we can get to the healing. Over the next hour, we will honestly discuss what occurred and explore some of our feelings. And we’ll also show you how anyone can become more comfortable discussing important issues and having difficult conversations. By the end of the hour, we want everyone to feel empowered and ready to move forward.”

Hopefully, they will get people talking and in a good way. We need to listen as well as talk. We seem to forget that. We think we are the only ones who know what we are talking about, and that is not always the case. In my case, it is. I am always right.

UPDATE: The Talk’s Elaine Welteroth also commented about what happened on March 10. She did not hold back.

“I think when you go back and watch what happened in that episode, you will see two Black women walking the same tightrope that Black women are walking every single day in the workplace,” Welteroth said. “As Sheryl said, we knew we had to stay composed in that situation, even in the face of someone who was A, not listening, and B, who went off the rails into disrespect when we were maintaining our respect within the context of this very complex, charged, emotional conversation.”

Welteroth went on to say this is the first time that she was able to address the situation publicly because of the investigation that was going on due to the heated discussion. She calmly and eloquently expressed herself and was able to get her point across.

UPDATE 2: To see how Sharon Osbourne responded, then click here!

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The Talk will address Sharon Osbourne’s exit on Monday
April 9th, 2021 under Talk Shows. [ Comments: none ]

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On March 10th, Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osbourne got into a heated discussion about racism because the manager defended her friend Piers Morgan. It was so intense that CBS and The Talk parted ways with Osbourne after 11 years.

After not shooting any new episodes for a month, they will finally be back in the studio on Monday. The daytime talk show sent out a press release and revealed they will be talking about the topic that started it all.

“THE TALK returns with a discussion about race and healing; expert on diversity, equity, inclusion and justice Dr. Donald E. Grant will offer advice on how to have these difficult conversations; nationally acclaimed trauma therapist and life coach Dr. Anita Phillips will share her expertise on how to heal after a painful event or conversation,” the release said.

I am sure I am not the only person who will be tuning into the show for the first time on Monday to see what they say. They better make it worth it.

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Sharon Osbourne talked herself out of The Talk
March 27th, 2021 under Talk Shows, The Osbournes. [ Comments: none ]


Sharon Osbourne had a rough March, and it is ending with her leaving The Talk. A show she has called home for the last 11 years.

Osbourne opted to defend her friend Piers Morgan on Twitter when no one would. Then the next day, she was asked to do it again on the daytime talk show. She played the victim and put down her co-hosts. Needless to say, it didn’t go over well with Sheryl Underwood and Elaine Welteroth.

CBS decided to investigate the debate after Welteroth reportedly complain to HR about the incident. She is allegedly not the only one, so did other people who work and worked on the show. So after two weeks, CBS concluded their investigation.

“Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave ‘The Talk. “The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.

“At the same time, we acknowledge the Network and Studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast as it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race,” the statement went on. “During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew. Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.”

Will the viewers tune out? Only time will tell. But I doubt it. Even though people say they will, they never do.

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Sharon Osbourne reportedly wants tens of millions of dollars to leave The Talk
March 22nd, 2021 under Talk Shows, The Osbournes. [ Comments: 1 ]

About two weeks ago, Sharon Osbourne got into a heated debate with her co-hosts because she defended her undefendable friend Piers Morgan. Things got so heated that the show has only recorded one new episode since then, and as of now, they have no return date to go live again.

CBS says it is because they are investigating the debate and comments made by the staff to HR about Osbourne. However, Osbourne thinks it is to look into which CBS executive ordered the show to confront her about defending Morgan on Twitter. She said she felt blindsided by the questions.

Since the show went on hiatus, there have been several reports of Osbourne using racial and sexual discrimination names against her former co-hosts. She has denied that she said that.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she said she did not know what the future holds for her and the daytime talk show. However, The Sun spoke to a source, and it sounds like she wants out, but it will cost them a lot of money.

A source close to her said: “She is furious about the slew of accusations made about her and is refusing to bow to the mounting pressure to leave.

“As far as she is concerned, she apologised over the on-air debate and hasn’t done anything else wrong.

“She has a contract and they will have to pay her off if they want her to leave and that will cost them tens of millions. If bosses expect her to go quietly, they have got another thing coming.

“It has formed a rift behind the scenes of the show but Sharon has made it crystal clear that she wants to put this behind her and carry on.”

I say to CBS, call her bluff. Bring the show back with her and the other co-hosts. The tension between them will be good for ratings. If she doesn’t want to come back, then, I would assume, she is in breach of contract, and you can get rid of her for a lot less money.

She is a manager, and she knows contracts. Therefore, she is trying to get as much money for herself. But at what cost?

I think, if they give her the money to leave, then that will be the end of The Talk. I have a feeling with as much money as everyone in Hollywood is losing because of the pandemic, giving her the green will be the final nail in the coffin for The Talk. Then CBS can focus solely on The Drew Barrymore Show that only has one host.

Would Osbourne, the only original left, care that she would be putting all of those people out of work? People she has spent four days a week with for the last 11 years. We shall see As The World Turns. Hey CBS, bring back that soap opera! It is a lot messy.

Talking about messy, I think I understand why Osbourne has been doing all of these interviews that sound like she is begging to be fired. I am assuming she wants them to fire her so she that cash in on all of that money. This story might be another attempt to get CBS to pay her so that they can be free of her, and she can be even richer.

This is just my opinion. I could be wrong. I probably am. But we will see. I am mean, The Talk is already doing two weeks of repeats because of the incident; how many more can they afford to dark for? We should find out by this weekend since the show will be dark all of this week. I am sure they execs would love to be back on the air with new episodes by Monday.

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Sharon Osbourne does not know if she’ll return to The Talk
March 17th, 2021 under Talk Shows, The Osbournes. [ Comments: none ]


Entertainment Tonight got an exclusive interview with Sharon Osbourne, and she played the victim in last week’s heated debate. The talk show host defended her friend Piers Morgan, who I don’t think should be defended, and her co-hosts called her out on it. Let’s just say it did not go well for her. It went so poorly that the show did one more episode before being forced to go on hiatus so that CBS can reportedly look into claims about Osbourne’s attitude towards people on the staff in front of and behind the camera.

Since that Wednesday episode, several former Talk employees have called her out for hateful things she said about her fellow hosts. Things like saying Holly Robinson Peete was “too ghetto”, calling Julie Chen “slanty eyes” and “wonton”, and Sara Gilbert is a “pussy licker” and “fish eater.” Osbourne denies all of that.

That was just one of the many things she discussed with Kevin Fraiser yesterday on ET. She told him that she feels like she was blindsided by the questions about Morgan. She claims that the executive producers told her that the CBS executives told them they had to ask questions. Since they won’t tell her who, she thinks the investigation is about finding who the executives are.

However, a source told Page Six, her co-host “Elaine Welteroth and her hairstylist complained to HR over Sharon Osbourne’s recent exchange with Sheryl Underwood.

“They said they don’t feel comfortable working in a racially insensitive and hostile environment, and this complaint launched the investigation.”

As we await the results of the investigation, Osbourne also discussed her future with the daytime talk show. “I don’t know whether I want to go back. I don’t know whether I am wanted there,” she said.

Doing interviews like this will not help her standing with the network. As I have been saying, I doubt she will be back. I think CBS wanted an out, and this was it.

While that is what I think, Osbourne also told Frazier what she would want if she were to return to the show. “I wish we could go on and have an adult conversation calmly and work it out, but I don’t know whether we can,” she says. “I don’t know whether it’s gone past that.”

Do you think it has gone past that? Do you want her back on the show?

We might find out by Monday what her status with the show is. As of now, The Talk is expected to resume live shows on Tuesday.

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