Sharon Osbourne Slams Remini and Peete on Howard Stern
Were 'The Talk' recasts really about 'weird' chemistry?
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Just before "The Talk" returned for a second season this September, rumors began swirling that the two co-hosts were out. As fans rallied around them, Peete and Remini tweeted their confusion and then sadness, and to this day, Peete claims she's not sure why she was ousted. Now, she might just have an idea ... or not.
When Howard Stern had the remaining hosts on his Sirius radio show on Monday, he got right to the heart of the matter, asking Julie Chen about "being painted as the witch in this." He was referring to rumors that as the wife of CBS head honcho Les Moonves, Chen was the dominating hand that sent Peete and Remini packing. Before Chen, could answer, however, Gilbert stepped in on her behalf.
"She's definitely not the bad guy," Gilbert insisted. "This show is run by the studio, the network, an EP [executive producer], and that's where the creative decisions are coming from. These kinds of changes happen all the time on these shows… When people are blaming Julie, they're looking for a scapegoat."
Stern fired back that that sounded like a cover up, to which Osbourne cried, "Let's get real!"
So what did Osbourne get real abut? After a bit of a sidetrack, she revealed she likes the ousted co-hosts, but the chemistry while they were on the show was, "Weird! Weird!"
"Some people don't really know who they are," Osbourne said (at the start of the recording above). "You have to know who you are when you're in something like this. You can't pretend to be something you're not. You have to know your brand. You can't be all things to everyone. And the other thing is, I always say, 'I'm not running for public office. I don't care if people like me or not.'"
Those are some seriously real insinuations! Osbourne clearly agreed with the decision to replace Peete and Remini and from the sound of it, so did Gilbert and Chen. They also made it clear they approve of the Season 2 additions, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler, but again insisted that neither they nor Moonves had anything to do with the shakeup.
Well, at least Peete and Remini have an idea now … Or do they? Less than a day later, the rumor mill is already gearing up with new insinuations and secret sources claiming it was all a cover up, after all. We may never know why Peete and Remini weren't invited back, but as Stern points out, things like this happen in this biz.
"The Talk" airs weekdays on CBS.
The last time I saw the show, Peete + Remini were having an all out food fight on the set. The whole point of the segment was lost. It was appropriate for a Jerry Springer Show, but not for "the talk". The rest of the women are TV professionals and are aware of their viewers and guests. Suppose I was the only viewer that saw it that way? Like I said, it was the LAST time I saw the show.
hATE THE NEW SHOW NEVER WATCH IT NOW IT STINKS lOVED hOLLY !!!!
yOU COULD HAVE FOOLED ME i THOUGHT sARA , sHARRON AND hOLLY WERE GOOD FRIENDS GOOD ACTING GIRLS
hOLLY AND lEAH NEED THEIR OWN SHOW
Wow, what an interesting blog. For those who aren't familiar with Sheryl Underwood, she currently serves as the International Grand Basileus for a well know Sorority, was a contributor on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and The Steve Harvey Morning Show. She hosted her own radio program, "Sheryl Underwood and Company" for Radio One-owned Syndication One News/Talk and XM Sarellite Radio;s. On Tuesday nights, Underwood hosts The Sheryl Underwood Show on Jamie Foxx's Sirius Satellite Radio.
She's a famous female comedian, who's also a veteran who gave back, and visited out deployed troops and entertained them. Most importantly, she's a very beautiful woman inside and out! I've had the pleasure of meeting her at a conference, and in spite of her fame and wealth, she was very friendly to everyone that came out as fans and desired to take photos and requested autographs. She's a very humble lady. She ahs endured a tragedy when she lost her husband a few years ago. We really should be slow to judge people that we don't know. Its not her fault that she was selected or that your favorite host was released.