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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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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 »

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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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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Natalie Morales Set to Join ‘The Talk’ After Exiting NBC News

Looks like the The Talk table will now be set, as Natalie Morales will be added to the line-up of co-hosts for the CBS daytime afternoon series.

Although CBS would offer no official word or comment after the story on her coming to the series ran in the Daily Mail, Natalie would join: Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Akbar Gbajabiamila on the panel.

This comes after Morales exited NBC News this morning after 22 years for an “unspecified new opportunity”.  However, she will continue to appear on Dateline’s 30th season throughout the rest of year.

The longtime Today Show anchor told staffers she was moving on expressing in a note: “To my Dateline and Today show families, it’s very hard to say goodbye… and we all know in this business it’s never goodbye but see you later. I’m eternally grateful for the support and deep friendships that will remain no matter where our paths lead.  I have so much to be thankful for and for every one of you who helped me get here… muchísimas gracias mis amigos.”

Tom Mazzarelli, the EP of Today also wrote in a note to staff that “Morales been offered an opportunity she’s passionate about and has decided to step away from NBC News after an incredible two-decade career here.”

Natalie previously anchored Access Hollywood from 2016 to 2019 and continued to be the West Coast anchor of Today.

So, what do you think of Natalie Morales, becoming a main co-host on The Talk? Good fit? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Soap Veteran Michael Tylo Passes Away at 73

Michael Tylo, well-remembered for his roles on daytime soap operas, has died at the age of 73.  Tylo, was most-loved in his role as Quinton Chamberlain, in the Quint and Nola (Lisa Brown) romance on Guiding Light, as well for his time on The Bold and the Beautiful (Ex-Sherman), All My Children (Ex-Matt), The Young and the Restless (Ex-Rick/Blade), Another World (Ex-Lord Peter Belton), and General Hospital (Ex-Charlie).

Tylo’s death was announced by Nancy Uscher, Dean of College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Michael was a film professor.  Michael died on Tuesday at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nevada, following an illness.

In a statement on the UNLV website, Uscher said of her colleague: “Michael Tylo was a beautiful and caring human being — he was so special.  He was an exemplary friend, colleague, teacher, and artist. He had such a distinguished and rich career, but he was humble about his accomplishments. He loved his family dearly and lived a joyous life, but he left us way too soon. We will miss him greatly, but feel deep gratitude about all that Michael contributed to the College of Fine Arts, UNLV, and the world.”

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As soap fans know, Michael was previously married to Hunter Tylo (Taylor, B&B) and they shared three children together: Izabelle and Katya, and tragically, their late son, Mickey, who drowned back in 2007.

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Michael is also survived by his wife Rachelle, and their daughter, Kollette.

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There has been no word yet on the actual cause of death of Michael’s death, while information about services for Michael are said to be forthcoming.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this story.

Watch Michael with Lisa Brown in the wedding of Quint and Nola on Guiding Light below.

Then, share your condolences and remembrances of Michael via the comment section.

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