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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.

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.

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.

Cry me a river…

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.

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

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)

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.

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

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.

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.

Right on, Satan! Lol

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.

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 for all it’s worth. Granted, no one likes to be yelled at (if that happened). I do think producers should have stepped in and called time, cut to commercial. Also, if I had been Sharon, I think I would have left.

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.

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.

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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One Life to Live Alum Jonathan Groff Wins First Tony Award For ‘Merrily We Roll Along’

Finally, in his third Tony Award nomination, the multi-talented Jonathan Groff, was named the Tony winner in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his work in the Broadway revival of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along at the 77th annual Tony Awards broadcast on CBS.

In one of the hotly contested categories of the night, Groff bested Brody Grant for The Outsiders, Dorian Harewood for The Notebook, Brian d’Arcy James for Days of Wine and Roses, and Oscar and Olivier Award winner Eddie Redmayne for Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club.

Many thought Groff should have won a Tony back in 2007 for his performance in the original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening, but ‘Merrily’ was the ticket to victory.

One Life to Live fans may remember Groff played the teenager Henry Mackler back in 2007, in what was to be a long arc of a storyline involving a school shooting, but his role as cut short after 11 episodes, due to the real-life Virginia Tech school shooting in April of 2007.

Delivering the most emotional and heartfelt acceptance speech Tony night, Jonathan began. “I grew up in a house surrounded by cornfields in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I was raised by my parents, Jim and Julie Groff, and my brother David, and the three of them were sitting right there. Thank you for letting me dress up like Mary Poppins when I was three. Thank you for letting me act out scenes from I Love Lucy on my 10th birthday. Thank you for always allowing my freak flag to fly without ever making me feel weird about it.”

He added, “Even if they didn’t always understand me “my family knew the lifesaving power of fanning the flame of a young person’s passions without judgment. I walked through life with an open heart because you let me know that I could. Thank you to all of my teachers back in Pennsylvania, especially Sue Fisher, who told me I could do this for a living.”

Speaking to how Broadway has impacted his life, Groff further teared-up and expressed, “I moved to New York exactly 20 years ago this year and I got a job waiting tables and became a volunteer for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. All I wanted was to be a part of this community. A thank you to everyone involved in Spring Awakening who not only made that dream come true, but also inspired me to come out of the closet when I was 23. I’m now 39 and musical theater is still saving my soul.”

“Maria Friedman, thank you for letting me be your Franklin Shepherd in this production of Merrily and allowing me the chance to accept respect and express both the lightest and darkest parts of myself,” Groff continued. “Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez, you are more than old friends, you are soul mates, and I’m looking forward to watching each other change for the rest of our lives. Thank you to every member of the extraordinary cast for lifting this Merrily into the spiritual stratosphere.”

Groff concluded with, “And finally, I just want to say that when I was a kid in Pennsylvania, I used to record the Tony Awards on a VHS tape and watch the performances over and over again. And to actually be able to be a part of making theater in this city and just as much to be able to watch the work of this incredible, incredible community, has been the greatest gift and pleasure of my life. I thank you and thank you so much for this honor.”

So were you happy to see Jonathan Groff win the Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical? What did you think of his acceptance speech? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Bryan Craig Wishes General Hospital’s Maurice Benard ‘Happy Father’s Day’; Is He Trolling Us … or is This the Ultimate Return Tease?

Sunday is Father’s Day, and it’s the time when many soap stars and celebrities take to social media to give love and shout outs to their dads.

In an another post that got General Hospital fans to take notice, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) dropped a blast from the past photo of himself alongside Maurice Benard (Sonny). Accompanying the photo, Bryan wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day” Maurice Benard.

The post on X comes on the heels of a previous response by Craig to a post on Frank Valentini’s (executive producer, General Hospital) comment to On the Red Carpet, where he revealed that this summer, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.” In response, Craig teased, “Who could it be…”

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Now on Sunday responses to Craig’s post were met with varied responses from GH fans from “Stop playing with us” to “Now you’re just trolling us, lol. We really need you back right now.”  Still others took it as a potential confirmation that Craig is the mystery man on his way back to General Hospital stating, “I hope you’re going to back to GH!” to “Can’t wait!”

Craig last appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a brief return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared in numerous TV and film projects including: Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel.

So, is Bryan Craig yanking GH viewers chain, or is he slyly teasing us, because he knows he is the one returning to the ABC soap opera? Weigh-in on your theories below.

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Jonah Robinson Joins the Cast of Days of our Lives as Dr. Mark Greene

If you caught last Wednesday’s June 12th episode of Days of our Lives, a new doctor came running into Horton Town Square shirtless; much to the delight and then eventual chagrin of Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart).

Enter actor Jonah Robinson who is now on the Peacock streaming soap opera in the recurring role of Dr. Mark Greene. We meet Mark when Leo tries to hit on him, only to have Mark clarify to Leo he is straight, shocking Leo that his gaydar could have been so off.

Later, Mark is at University Hospital and stepping in for Chanel’s (Raven Bowens) doctor who was called away for the day and he assures Chanel and Johnny (Carson Boatman) that their unborn baby has a strong heartbeat, and at the moment is doing fine.

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During the conversation, Mark reveals he is the big brother to his little sister, Felicity (Kennedy Garcia), with whom Chanel loves when she comes to the bake shop.  There was also a little ‘wink-wink’ moment, when Johnny recalls that the doctor on the hit NBC medical drama, ER, was named Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards), to which Salem’s Mark Greene, says he was named after.

Taking to his Instagram, Robinson shared, “Meet Dr. Mark Greene. So excited to be joining @dayspeacock. It’s an honor to be @kennedyjean04 @louis_tomeo ‘s big brother.”

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So, it looks like there are 3 Greene siblings.  Will we eventually meet the parents?

Before Days of our Lives, Jonah was seen on Peacock’s Daisy Jones and the Six, and has appeared in independent movies and musical theatre productions throughout his career.

Do you hope DAYS expands Jonah’s role as the Greene family becomes more entrenched in story? What are you first impressions? Comment below.

 

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