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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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Bye Felicia.

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

Bring soaps back to these daytime time slots. 🙂

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. 🙂

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


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 health, political correctness is a product of society, unfortunately these days society is mentally ill. I find it increasingly more easy to just stop watching TV these days.

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 has been getting.

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.

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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Marty Kroftt. who along with his brother Sid, produced many memorable children’s shows throughout his career, including H.R. Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost has passed away at the age of 86..

A family representative told Variety that Krofft died of kidney failure Saturday November 25th in Los Angeles, California.

Krofft was often known as the “King of Saturday Mornings”, and along with his brother, Sid also produced primetime variety shows including Donny and Marie and Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.

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At the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awarda, Marty and Sid were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. The Kroffts also produced Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, The Bugaloos and Lidsville.

The brothers always shared that they came from a line of puppeteers, and Sid, traveled the world as young man performing an elaborate puppet show. The brother’s partnership worked due to Sid was the more on the creative side, while Marty was more on the business side.

Marty said in the book “Pufnstuf & Other Stuff: The Weird and Wonderful World of Sid & Marty Krofft” (1998), written by TV critic, David Martindale, “Sid was always ‘the artist’. He never did have a business sense. So I came in and filled that vacuum.”

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Krofft’s wife, the former Playboy playmate Christa Speck passed away in 2013. He lived in Los Angeles and is survived by his brothers Sid and Harry; his daughters Deanna Krofft-Pope, Kristina Krofft and Kendra Krofft; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Share your condolences for Marty Krofft via the comment section. But,  first check out our interview with him along with is brother Sid, before they received their Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 45th annual ceremonies below.

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The wait is over! The 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards broadcast originally slated for June 16th and postponed at that time due to the writers strike, has a new ceremony and air date on CBS.

The ceremony will now air live on Friday night, December 15th at 9 p.m. ET and taped delayed in the west on CBS (and also either live or the next day on Paramount+, depending on your subscription plan).

The revised date will be the the 17th time CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys, which has been more often than any other network.

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Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner are returning as co-hosts of the ceremony from the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

Daytime icon, Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, All My Children) is set to receive Lifetime Achievement Honors during the ceremony.

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In a statement, Adam Sharp, President and CEO, NATAS expressed: “We are pleased to set this new date with CBS for the Daytime Emmys to celebrate our Golden Anniversary. We know the loyal fans of daytime television have waited patiently to properly honor and recognize all of the deserving nominees and we look forward to the celebration we have all been waiting for.”

With the announcement of the 50th Daytime Emmys broadcast, it joins a jam-packed weekend of ceremonies from NATAS including: The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmys and the Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmys on December 16th, The 2nd Annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards and Trustees’ Gala on December 17th.  In addition, The Gold and Silver Circle honor society private luncheon, honoring 2023 Daytime and Children’s & Family inductees will take place on December 14th.

With the new date officially set for next month, it comes after NATAS and CBS’ decision to wait till the resolution of the SAG-AFTRA strike before confirming the new date (even though the Daytime Emmys and most of its categories fall under the SAG-AFTRA Network Code agreement, which was not a part of this year’s union strike).

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Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers of the 50th annual Daytime Emmy Awards representing NATAS, while David McKenzie is executive producer from ATI, who is producing the show.

So, excited to hear that the 50th annual Daytime Emmy Awards are finally going to happen and air on CBS? Comment below.

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After an historic strike of 118 days, SAG-AFTRA has announced they have approved a tentative agreement with the Hollywood studios.  The strike will officially come to an end at 12:01am on Thursday, November 9th.

The ending marks the longest actors strike against the film and TV studios in history. SAG-AFTRA says that its tentative agreement with the studios is worth more than $1 billion over three years and added that it has “extraordinary scope” and “unprecedented provisions”.

The AMPTP in their own statement heralded that the agreement is, “the biggest contract-on-contract gains in the history of the union” and one that represents a “new paradigm”.  SAG-AFTRA shared that the full details of the agreement will not be provided until it is reviewed by the SAG-AFTRA National Board on Friday.

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Some of the deal points reportedly are minimums to increase by 7%, plus streaming participation bonuses. In an email sent out to its membership, SAG-AFTRA shared, “We have arrived at a contract that will enable SAG-AFTRA members from every category to build sustainable careers. Many thousands of performers now and into the future will benefit from this work.”  The union also shared in their memo that the new contract has, “unprecedented provisions for consent and compensation that will protect members from the threat of AI.”

The performers union also thanked the Writers union (WGA) for standing in solidarity with them: “We also thank our union siblings — the workers that power this industry — for the sacrifices they have made while supporting our strike and that of the Writers Guild of America. We stand together in solidarity and will be there for you when you need us. Thank you all for your dedication, your commitment and your solidarity throughout this strike. It is because of YOU that these improvements became possible.”

SAG-AFTRA plans to hold celebrations around the country in their different chapters in the coming days.  With the strike coming to an end, actors are again expected to hit the award show circuits and participate in events leading up to it. During the strike, they were not allowed to promote projects that were from the studios that they appeared in.

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Daytime soap operas and their actors were not affected by the shut-down, although many soap actors did stand in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in the picket lines throughout the strike. The soaps, as well as unscripted reality shows, game shows, news shows, and non-primetime programs are all under Netcode contracts and were permitted to keep working on Netcode-affiliated projects.  This contract is not up for renegotiation till July of 2024.

So, happy to hear the SAG-AFTRA strike has come to an end? Looking forward to your favorite primetime shows and films getting back into production as we head into 2024, and the award shows circuit to come alive once again? Comment below.

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