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Sharon Osbourne in First Interview Since Leaving ‘The Talk’ Tells Bill Maher She’s ‘Angry’ and ‘Hurt’

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In Sharon Osbourne’s first interview since her exit from The Talk, following her remarks in the controversial exchange with Sheryl Underwood on the March 10th episode of the CBS afternoon series, the former co-host told Bill Maher how she was feeling at this juncture.

The conversation between Bill Maher and Osbourne aired last night on Maher’s HBO series, “Real Time”.

At the beginning of her appearance while addressing what has happened to her, Osbourne told Maher that the controversy has left her “angry”and “hurt”.  She went on to say, , “I’ve been called so many things in my life, I am so used to being called names, but a ‘racist’ is one I will not take.”

Maher seemed to incite the flames of the entire situation when ‘summed up’ the incident that occurred that ultimately led to Osbourne’s downfall.  As viewers recall, Osbourne came to the defense of Piers Morgan for his right to have his view on Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, where he did not believe what Markle had said about the royal family and her accusations.

Morgan walked off the set of his hosting gig at Good Morning Britain, and eventually lost the job to it as well.  So, with that Maher said of Morgan to Osbourne, “He was called a racist and lost his job, and you were called a racist and lost your job. Do I have it right?” Maher continued, “Who’s the racist and why? This is what I’m trying to figure out.”

Osbourne responded, “Me too.”  She went on to say, “Disagreeing with someone does not make you a racist.”  When the two brought up her alleged use of racial slurs against former ‘Talk’ co-hosts, she referred to those accusations as remarks from ‘disgruntled ladies.’

This interview has already been widely panned by the press, because Maher and Osbourne did not pointedly discuss  Osbourne’s treatment of Underwood on the March 10 episode that began the entire scenario, while ‘The Talk’ did address it on this past Monday’s episode when the show returned from its hiatus.

Watch a clip from Osbourne’s interview with Maher below.  Then let us know what you thought about her remarks and Maher’s via the comment section.

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As a regular viewer of Maher’s show, I watched this interview but thought it was ruined by Maher who did most of the talking and wouldn’t let Osbourne finish a sentence. (He is not always this way.) I thought it was important to hear Osbourne’s take on the events, but she wasn’t really given the opportunity to do so.

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I agree. I watch Maher’s show regularly as well. He’s been a real prick the past two weeks. I was impressed with the way Osbourne handled herself last night, and surprisedly was empathetic with what she had to say. I had not been prior to this interview.

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Jamesj75

Echo, thank you for your reply — and backup! Based on what you’ve added, I “echo” (mirror) your thoughts as well, regarding Osbourne and including the “prick” comment. For whatever reason, Maher seems to go out of his way to pick fights with his own side, and he admonishes the audience every time he feels they don’t respond appropriately to his commentary and/or jokes. You’re being kind by suggesting it’s just been the “past two weeks.” Take care.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Cry me a river…

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I saw that day on “The Talk” and don’t see anything Sharon did wrong. Not sure where calling HER a racist comes into play.

Julie
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Julie

Sharon did not do anything wrong. She gave her opinion on her friend but that doesn’t make her a racist!

DENIS ADAM POMPA
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DENIS ADAM POMPA

Whoever runs CBS daytime, cancel this dumb show and bring GL back it had more viewers. If CBS was smart, yes smart, not dumb, but S M A R T -bring us GL back to the lineup and bring back Gina T – CBS did her so wrong, dumb butts (not the word I wanted to use)

anne
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anne

They will never bring back GL. That ship sailed away long ago. And the actors involved have either moved onto other projects or have retired.

Val
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Val

Sadly the world wishes to see most Caucasian’s as racist, I view people by their character and actions not race as I also believe Sharon does. Those who cry racist are typically the truly most racist in the crowd, I don’t see a color, I see a potential friend. Let’s all search for the good in this world and our neighbors as diligently as we’ve been searching for things to complain and riot about… if we spend our time searching for good we’ll find we can change this world to a much better place for our children and grandchildren

Violet Lemm
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Val
From your lips..I have been around a long time and have only seen things get worse, especially during the last four, long years. I personally do not care for Mrs.O, and don’t know know if she is a racist or not BUT, I also think that sticking up for her friend’s right to his opinion does not make her a racist. Gee, I hope this makes sense.

Satan
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Satan

Well, if you view people by their character, I’m afraid Sharon’s not doing too well in that department either. Nor is her pal Piers Morgan.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Right on, Satan! Lol

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Nope. Caucasian’s did that all by themselves by their past history and refusal to denounce present racism. Don’t blame that on anyone else. And let’s stop the “I don’t see color” charade. We all see color.

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Momo

I still don’t understand what Piers said was racist. He said he didn’t believe what Meghan said. How is that racist? Plus, things she said in the interview have been proven to be false. I saw a little of The Talk. I also don’t understand how Sharon is racist based on that. I don’t know about some of the things she’s been accused of saying in the past. If she did say those, why was she still on the show? I don’t think Sharon should have had to resign based on that one episode. I think Sheryl is milking this… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Momo
I have to be careful here. The last time I made a comment about an opinion, it was deleted. More than one slur of Sharon’s towards a co-host has been corroborated by others on the show. I have seen and heard her on more than one show and she’s very opinionated. Her tongue is a double edged sword. Also, from what I’ve read, she didn’t quit, she was fired, thus the millions of dollars she received.

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rebecca1

Regardless of what Sharon did or didn’t say in the past behind the scenes, it has nothing to do with her defending Piers. He said nothing racist, and Sharon said nothing racist. Yet these two are somehow out of a job while Nick Cannon’s anti-Semitic spew was applauded by many of his fans, and Snoop, a Farrakhan follower who also spews anti-Semitic garbage as well as white hate, keeps getting co-host gigs and advertising spots, guest spots, etc. It’s disgusting.

clb
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clb

Who said that you can’t bring back GL? The whole former cast have NOT died for heaven’s sake. The show could focus on the younger characters and mix with some of the former older cast. Make it 30 min and fast paced and modern! Get rid of The Talk. I am sure Sharon agrees.

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B&B’s Matthew Atkinson On Gaining Custody of Douglas: “Thomas Just Wants to Take His Rightful Place”

On The Bold and the Beautiful, Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) wants to be more of an active father to his son, Douglas (Django Ferri), who has been living with Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam (Scott Clifton).

When confronted with this news, Hope is not too happy, because she could lose being mother to the little boy, who she has come to love as her own.

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In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstands now), Atkinson shared on the story: “Thomas just wants to take his rightful place. He’s not saying they are no longer a family. It’s just the opposite.  He’s not prying Douglas away from Hope.  He knows Douglas has bonded with Hope, Liam and Beth, and he believes they can all make it work.”

The question is, will Thomas resort to extreme measures as he has in the past to get what he wants, or will he work this out with Hope and Liam?

Check out the latest promo for this week’s action on B&B below.

Now let us know, do you want Thomas to have more of a relationship with his son, Douglas? Should the boy live between all three ‘parents’? Should Douglas fight for solo custody? Comment below.

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AW and OLTL Alum, Robyn Griggs Dead at 49

In more heartbreaking soap news this weekend, Robyn Griggs had lost her battle with cancer.  The actress, best-known to daytime viewers as Stephanie on One Life to Live and Maggie on Another World, passed away at age 49.

The news came on Saturday via Griggs’ official Facebook posted, where in a statement it noted: “Hi everyone, With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories. I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so. RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”

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From 1991-1992, Griggs found her first soap success playing the part of One Life’s Stephanie Hobart.  Later, in 1993-1995, she played AW’s Maggie Cory.  Robyn was also a singer and signed a recording deal with RCA Records.

Robyn had been battling stage 4 Endocervical Adeno cancer.  Back on July 7th, Griggs had taken a turn for the worse, sharing on Facebook, “Unfortunately, I have 4 new tumors …2 new tumors on my liver, one on the abdominal muscle, and a large one on the right side lymph node.” On August 11th, her father shared Robyn was put into hospice care.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Robyn Griggs Riley and her loved ones in the comment section below.

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Anne Heche, ‘Another World’ Alum and TV and Film Star, Dead at 53

Following a catastrophic brain injury from crashing her car into a home last week and suffering severe burns, actress Anne Heche has been declared brain-dead at the age of 53.

In a statement from a rep for Heche’s friends and family, they expressed: “Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.  Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

Heche is legally dead according to California law, although her heart is still beating she has not been taken off life support in order to allow for organ donations to take place and to find the right recipients.

 

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Anne’s eldest son, Homer 20, said in a statement to PEOPLE on his mom’s passing:  “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you.”

The talented actress is best-known to soap opera fans for her Daytime Emmy-winning dual roles as twins, Vicky and Marley Hudson on Another World.  She had two sons, Homer with her ex Coley Laffoon and Atlas, 13, with actor James Tupper.

Throughout her career Heche appeared on TV shows and films includingL Men in Trees, If These Walls Could TalkDonnie BrascoI Know What You Did Last SummerSix Days, Seven Nights, and Gus Van Zant’s 1998 remake of Psycho. Back in 2020, Anne became a celebrity contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Heche’s stormy relationship with Ellen DeGeneres made headlines throughout her career, and today, DeGeneres shared: “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love.”

Michael Fairman chatted with Anne back in 2020, in a memorable conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel touching upon her career start on Another World, being a champion for the LGBTQ community, her relationship with DeGeneres, the ups and down in her career, and her demons and childhood past.

You can watch the conversation below.

Now, share your thoughts, condolences, and remembrances for Anne Heche via the comment section.

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