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Sharon Osbourne is OUT at ‘The Talk’

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There will no longer be the last remaining member of the original cast of The Talk at the table, or anywhere else on the set for that matter.

After all the controversial remarks defending her good friend, Piers Morgan, and the heated exchange with friend and co-host, Sheryl Underwood, and then allegations that came to light from former co-hosts, Sharon Osbourne is exiting the CBS afternoon talk show.

The news comes two weeks after the March 10th episode of The Talk, which ignited the controversial situation.

 

In a statement, late Friday afternoon, CBS said, “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. 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.”

All of this was sparked by Piers Morgan being outraged over comments made by Meghan Markle in the highly-anticipated and widely-viewed interview with Oprah Winfrey, where the former Good Morning Britain host, called Markle a liar about her comments that there was racist behavior within the royal family.  Morgan then walked off the morning show and seemingly quit.  Osbourne defended him on The Talk to Underwood.

Things took an ugly turn when Sharon demanded of Sheryl to explain to her why Morgan was being called a racist. Osbourne said, “Educate me, tell me when you have heard him say racist things. I very much feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist?” She also became demeaning to Underwood when Sheryl began to cry.

Osbourne later apologized, but things spiraled further downward when Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Ramini, two of Osbourne’s former co-hosts, came forward saying she used racist comments against them as well as former host, Julie Chen, and former executive producer and host, Sara Gilbert.

Later, Sharon tried to do damage control to her reputation by granting interviews to Entertainment Tonight and Variety citing and claiming that she had been “set up” by the producers and was offered up as a “sacrificial lamb”, which ultimately must have backfired on her.

As to the look of the women of The Talk moving forward … all we know is that for now it will include: Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth.

Will there be a new fifth member?  No one is certain.  The show will return with original episodes starting Monday, April 12th.

So, what do you think about Osbourne exiting The Talk? Right move for everyone? Should the show continue? Should they get another female for their panel? Comment below.

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Emma
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Emma

Bye Felicia.

Violet Lemm
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Emma
Good one, couldn’t have said it better.She still has a lot of money to fill her big mouth.

Carrie
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Carrie

Bring soaps back to these daytime time slots. 🙂

Su000
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Su000

That would be a dream come true-
Only one huge problem, $$$
The networks struggle money-wise to
keep the 3 going onward..
But- if fans would support bringing the
retired soaps back by contributing $4,00 a month,
that would help. 🙂

anne
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anne

Who in this Covid period has the money to donate every month for what you suggest?

Michaela
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agree.

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LOL… And prince Harry who sat next to precious Meghan during the Oprah interview, his latest venture is battling “fake news”? Really? Gotta wish Sharon well, it’s not like I watched the talk all that much but now that she’s gone, what’s left could turn anyone’s brain into jello. You’re not cancelled Sharon! The TALK is! Expressing ones anger is as vulnerable as crying because you can’t answer a simple question because your ashamed to admit you’re wrong. It’s amazing how often that scenario is attributed to racism when it’s a public display. Decency and sensitivity are products of mental… Read more »

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I know this is unlikely but…………… I’d love to see Doug Davidson fill the now empty seat on the Talk. The show has always been a female “gabfest” but might benefit from having a man at the table. The CBS daytime audience knows and has liked Davidson for years. The treatment (or, more specific, lack of treatment) Davidson has gotten at Y&R over the past 3-4 years has been a crime. Davidson recently announced he was “done” with Y&R over Paul being ignored. I hope Davidson sticks with the “done” comment. He deserves better than what this 40-year Y&R veteran… Read more »

clb
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Respectful workplace? So CBS felt the need to investigate Sharon’s opinion? Someone needs to cancel CBS and that dismal show with only 1.5 M viewers! Sharon should be happy to leave! Bring back the soaps please and end this ridiculous cancel culture on free speech and someone’s opinion.

Michaela
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Bring back soaps. Would love to see a modern day reboot of Dark Shadows and doesn’t everyone think MIchael Easton would make a great Barnabas Collins?

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

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‘The Bay’s’ Kristos Andrews, Karrueche Tran & Mike Manning Take Top Acting Honors at 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Fiction & Lifestyle Ceremony

The digital drama, The Bay, won big tonight at the final ceremony for this year’s 48th annual Daytime Emmys.

On Sunday, NATAS revealed the winners in the Daytime Fiction & Lifestyle Programming categories hosted by Loni Love and streamed on their OTT App and online.

Within the mixed-bag of categories were the actors very familiar to soap audience who were competing from the streaming digital dramas including The Bay and Studio City.

Former Days of our Lives star, Mike. Manning (Ex-Charlie Dale) won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series for his performance as Caleb in The Bay.

Following his moving acceptance speech about the series shedding light on same-sex wedding and the LGBTQ community, Manning took to Twitter to add:I didn’t expect this. I’m still in shock. Thank you everyone who had a hand in getting me here! The producers, the fans, @TheBaytheSeries team, my family, I love you all!! Thank you x1000″

Meanwhile, for his portrayal of dual roles of Peter and Adam on The Bay, Kristos Andrews picked up another Emmy for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series.  This is his fourth win for his acting work on the digital drama series, but he has also received four more as one of the main producer of The Bay.  Andrews’ on-screen scene partner, Karrueche Tran, took home the gold for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Fiction Series for her performance as Vivian.

In the Younger Performer category, Chiara D’ Ambrosio of The Bay and the former Summer Newman of Y&R, won for her work.

For the complete list of winners from the ceremony click here.

So, what do you think of the performer winners from the digital dramas at tonight’s Daytime Emmys? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Jerry O’Connell Made Official Co-Host of ‘The Talk’

After speculation that Jerry O’Connell would become the first male host to join the ladies on The Talk, today it became official.

O’Connell will join the CBS afternoon series other hosts: Sheryl Underwood, Elaine Welteroth and Amanda Kloots as a permanent host.

Jerry will will appear on the show for the remainder of the week before taking a break until the end of the month due to a previous film commitment. He’ll join The Talk full-time for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

In a video, O’Connell shared on the announcement:   “It’s real exciting.  First of all, I want to say, you ladies have been so welcoming to me. I mean, I came here as a guest months ago, and just from the moment I walked in, you’re just gracious, you’re kind, you’re fun, and it worked. And here we are. We’re going to have a lot of fun, we really are.”  At the end of today’s episode, he expressed: “I’m excited to be a part of the family.”

In a statement, The Talk’s executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews expressed, “We are beyond thrilled Jerry O’Connell is our new host. We loved his infectious enthusiasm, humor, openness and insights as a guest co-host and look forward to him now bringing those dynamic qualities to the show every day. As an accomplished actor, devoted husband and father, Jerry will bring a unique and entertaining perspective to the conversation.”

O’Connell takes over the seat that for 11 seasons belonged to Sharon Osbourne who left the series amid controversy.

Watch below how The Talk made Jerry an official member of the family with this spoof on “Rocky” to “Eye of the Tiger”.

Now that it’s a done deal, are you excited for Jerry to co-host The Talk? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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