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‘The Talk’ Extends Hiatus Amid Sharon Osbourne Controversy

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The CBS television network issues a statement on Tuesday afternoon on the status of new episodes returning for The Talk.   

The statement read: “CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace across all of our productions. We’re also very mindful of the important concerns expressed and discussions taking place regarding events on The Talk. This includes a process where all voices are heard, claims are investigated and appropriate action is taken where necessary. The show will extend its production hiatus until next Tuesday as we continue to review these issues.”

With that move that means that The Talk will remain dark all of this week as yesterday and today were previously canceled and is now Wednesday’s taping.  The remainder of the week, Thursday and Friday were always going to be on hiatus for CBS’ telecast of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament coverage of March Madness.

Earlier in the week, The Talk was launching its own internal investigation over what went down last Wednesday when hosts Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osbourne got into it over comments made by Piers Morgan over Meghan Markle and how Osbourne seemingly showed support of Morgan opening up the question of racism.

Things further got embroiled when former The Talk co-host Holly Robinson Peete stepped into the fray and said that Osbourne had her fired and said she was “Too Ghetto” for the afternoon gabfest.  Later, Osbourne shared on her Twitter account an email from Peete when she was exiting the show, which had some pointed words about ex-co-host Julie Chen Moonves.

So, what do you think the resolution now is for The Talk? Will they keep Sharon Osbourne as part of the cast? Comment below.

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SEE what happens when you “cancel culture” soaps? LOL. Not. Diversity and inclusivity is necessary but CBS is shooting itself in the foot over not quietly trying to rectify years of ignoring this problem. This entire issue of race is becoming an all out war. And instead of helping it’s just making people, black and white, tired, annoyed and nonplussed. Don’t change the record, just turn down the volume and stop scratching it.

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Ozzy should have bit Sharon’s head off decades ago.

Timmm
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Awesome!

Joe
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Joe

To me it just looks like CBS is trying to get viewers interested in watching the lowest rated show on network daytime tv. Not working.

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Violet Lemm

The Talk has always had a problem with these overly talkative women. At least when Sarah Gilbert was there, she kept the others in check, Julie Chen could also have a calming effect, but after she left, all hell broke loose, kind of a free for all. Sharon has always had a big mouth and had no problem saying how she felt to anyone who would listen. Leah Remini was very vocal also and she as well as Holly Peete both have said that Sharon got them fired. Why is it just coming out now? Also there was rumours of… Read more »

Anne
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Anne

In my opinion, Marie Osmond was just boring.

Violet Lemm
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Anne
She was only boring because she was too nice, religious, etc. She was not the right type of person for this show.

Timmm
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Timmm

Since this country turned into a “Cancel Culture Country”, lets cancel this garbage and silence the TALK!

Kay
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Kay

If this is what you worry about then man we are in trouble as we are freedom of speech !! You may not like what someone has to say but don’t try to silence them . I have never watched the talk or the view we call them the crying nags ! Let’s be positive let’s spread joy and love ! Why not give it a try! I think the good lord every day for my health and my friends and family and let the rest up to god he has it under control ! Every day is a gift… Read more »

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Timmm

Kay, the opposite of “Worry” is “Don’t Care!” I care about this world, my country and the right to voice an opinion. No, let TALK keep airing, I wont watch it, others will, thats fine. BUT, your “Liberal Love” you want to spread all around the world is crushing everything! The books we read, the movies we watch and the history that was written! Kay, history is not always right but we can learn from it and not be so damn critical. “Parents” think they are protecting their kids from Dr. Seuss or Peter Pan, no, they are sheltering their… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

I was being sarcastic sorry you did not get it! I hate Hollywood I’m done with the soaps except for one white privileged storylines have a alzheimers fool in the White House ! Hell yes let the stupid fools talk just stop watching stop giving them time I just had to quit Timm nothing liberal at this house we just decided can’t go nuts have to pray this too shall pass.

Kay
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Kay

As for books this is just the start and yes it’s frightening but I had to just turn it over to the man upstairs or go out of my mind ! I use to think my voice mattered now I am called racist homophobic every dirty name they can think of so I had to back off for sanity. I have been blessed in my life and I do care but this country is now close to 30 trillion in debt if you can figure out how the heck we get out of that mess then power to you! Good… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

By the way I don’t identify as a Republican or a democrat I am a believer and it was a long time coming

Harry
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Harry

Huh?

Timmm
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Timmm

Peace and love Kay.

Kay
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Kay

You had enough???

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Oprah Winfrey Helps Ellen DeGeneres Process Ending Her Talk Show & Tells Her She is ‘Proud’ of Her for Following Her Instincts

Oprah Winfrey was the once reigning queen of the daytime talk show, and that mantled was then passed on to Ellen DeGeneres, although their shows were at times, very different.

With the announcement by DeGeneres that she is ending her talk show after its 19th season which will run from fall 2021-into spring 2022, who else should be her first guest but the mighty Oprah who knows a thing or two about ending an enduring talk show.   Winfrey appeared virtually and praised Ellen for knowing it was time to call it quits and reflected on the ending of the Oprah Winfrey Show back in 2011.

Oprah expressed: “It’s almost 10 years ago …will be next week.  10 years ago when I was in this exact position. I know what those feelings are. I also know the feelings leading up to it. So hearing you say, and announcing to the world that it was your instinct, and that you thought long and hard about it … because anybody would know that for something that is as powerful as the show is in other people’s lives, that you would not take that lightly. And that coming to the realization that, ‘Now it is time,’ is a process.”

Ellen shared that her decision was about wanting to have, and do, and fulfill other creative outlets for herself.  When Oprah asked Ellen how she was feeling since she made the announcement and uttered the words, ‘the show is ending after its 19th season.’ Ellen responded:  “I didn’t rehearse the monologue. I knew what I was going to say, but the words hadn’t come out of my mouth. So I was okay until I started talking and it became real. Obviously, I got emotional because it’s real now. But I’m feeling good.  I feel like it’s the right thing to do, but I’m charged. It’s a weird thing to announce that I’m stopping.”   Winfrey then said, “I’m proud of you for trusting your instinct because I know that there has to be — as there was in the case for me — a lot of people around you that want to keep that train moving, who want to keep going.”

Winfrey said it was important that Ellen gave her staffers a one-year heads up, since so many of the people who work on the show built their financial and emotional and professional lives around it – and by giving everyone a year, it helps those that have worked on the show time to process and to figure out their next chapter, as well.

You can watch the entire conversation below.

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Ellen DeGeneres On Her Talk Show Exit Says Personal Attacks Following Toxic Workplace Backlash Were “Too Orchestrated … It Was Too Coordinated”

This morning on The Today Show, Savannah Guthrie’s sit-down interview with Ellen DeGeneres aired in what was her first TV interview since announcing on her talk show on Wednesday, that she was ending her show following its upcoming 19th season.

All of this comes on the heels of last summer’s nightmare of publicity for her and the show, when allegations emerged that Ellen and her staffers fostered a toxic workplace environment, which saw key executives ousted, and reports that Ellen was not nice, which had already been noted throughout Hollywood, previously.

In addressing whether the situation ultimately brought her clarity to end the series, DeGeneres told Guthrie, it wasn’t the reason, but when Guthrie asked if Ellen felt if she felt ‘canceled’ amidst society’s ‘cancel culture’, Ellen expressed:  “I really didn’t understand it, I still don’t understand it.  Yeah, I thought I thought something was going on like that, because it was too orchestrated, it was too coordinated. And, you know, people get picked on, but for four months straight for me, and then for me to read in the press about a toxic work environment, when, when all I’ve ever heard from every guest that comes on the show is what a happy atmosphere this is, and how, what a happy place it is.”

Ellen also informed Guthrie it was emotional for her to tell her staff the show would be coming to a close after next season: “I’m glad that before it leaked, I got to tell my staff and my crew, from my own words – that they didn’t hear it anyplace else. Because I haven’t been sleeping. I’ve been trying to anticipate how to tell them and, you know, hope that everybody would take it okay. A lot of people were very emotional. I got emotional.”

On today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres show look for Oprah Winfrey to be the special guest, which is sure to have the famous talk show hosts discussing Ellen’s exit from daytime.

Watch a portion of Ellen’s interview from this morning on the Today Show below.

What do you think of how Ellen is sharing that she feels the attacks we too orchestrated against her last summer? Do you agree, or not agree? Let us know in the comment section.

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Ellen DeGeneres to End Her Talk Show After Its 19 Season

Ellen DeGeneres informed her staff yesterday that she has made the decision to end her talk show after its upcoming 19th season.  She will sit down with Oprah Winfrey on the May 13th episode of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her decision to step away.

In an exclusive interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ellen shared: “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.”

The show’s end comes on the heels of all of the turmoil last summer when several former and current employees accused Ellen of fostering a toxic work environment.  As well, several key producers were let-go as a result.

 

When speaking with THR, DeGeneres said of last summer’s revelations and accusations against her: “It was four solid months. And you have to understand, in that time, someone got into our house and robbed us and I lost four animals — three cats and a dog died. It was a tsunami. When it started, with that stupid ‘someone couldn’t look me in the eye’ or whatever the first thing was, it’s like a crest of a wave. Like, ‘This isn’t going to be that big of a wave.’ And then it just keeps getting bigger and bigger until it was out of control. And I really, honestly, felt like, ‘I don’t deserve this. I don’t need this. I know who I am. I’m a good person.’  And I was sitting back going, ‘If I was someone watching this, I would think, ‘Well, there must be some truth to it because it’s not stopping.’ Of course they’re going to believe this because I’m not addressing it because I was told not to and you can imagine what that felt like. And it’s a lot to live up to. I started saying “be kind to one another” because I really believe people should be kind to one another and so it was easy clickbait to say, ‘Oh, the be kind lady isn’t so kind.’ … I am kind, I’m also a woman and I’m a boss.”

Earlier this morning, The Daily Mall UK reported that Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Brothers, were expected to make an announcement that she will end her talk show after the 2021-2022 season.  According to their sources, DeGeneres told her team she “has had enough and told her team that she’s done.”

It should be noted that the The Ellen DeGeneres Show has seen a steady decline in the ratings as well.  The ratings for total households from February 2020 to February 2021 were down 40% in New York City and Chicago; and in Los Angeles it lost 59%.

Ellen’s talk show has produced over 3,000 episodes.

So, what do you think of Ellen deciding to conclude her talk show? Comment below.

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