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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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Satan

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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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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Huh?

Timmm
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Timmm

Peace and love Kay.

Kay
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Kay

You had enough???

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Mike Richards Out as EP of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’

What has become of the beloved game show treasure Jeopardy!, since the death of its iconic Alex Trebek, will surely at some point be made into a movie with backstage drama galore and breaking headlines news all along the way.

Now comes an official statement from Sony Pictures Television that they have now let-go of Mike Richards from his duties as executive producer of both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

This comes after Richards controversial choice as the new syndicated host amid allegations, lawsuits and what seemed to be the final straw, The Ringer’s report and findings of insensitive and sexist comments made by Richards on The Randumb Show, a podcast he hosted in 2013 and 2014.

Suzanne Prete, EVP, Business and Strategy, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, sent out an internal note to the staff on both shows this morning. The content included that Richards would depart his EP roles effective immediately and Embassy Row’s Michael Davies stepping in to do the job on an interim basis.

According to Deadline, the note read as follows:

Dear Team,

I’m writing to let you know that Mike will no longer be serving as EP of Wheel and Jeopardy! effective immediately.  We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks. That clearly has not happened.  Michael Davies from Embassy Row has agreed to help with production on an interim basis until further notice. Michael and I will work together with all of you in the weeks ahead to ensure that production remains on schedule and we do not miss a beat as we head into the new season.

I know this has been a challenging time for the entire team, and I want to thank you all for your cooperation and professionalism over these last few weeks. As Ravi mentioned last week, I will be more involved in the day-to-day on our shows moving forward and I am looking forward to working closely with all of you.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. 

So, what do you think of all the twists and turns that have now led to Richards ousting as host and his EP duties on two game show? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Star, Michael Nader Passes Away at 76

Heartbreaking news to report this Wednesday morning. Michael Fairman TV has learned exclusively that Michael Nader, best known for his role as “Dex” Dexter on ABC’s original version of Dynasty, and as Dimitri Marick on All My Children, has died at the age of 76.

Nader passed away on Monday, August 23rd at 11:30am from an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi by his side, and Michael’s rescue dog, Storm.

In an exclusive statement to MFTV, Michael’s wife, Jodi Lister expressed: “With heavy heart, I’m sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael.  We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted. Recently, Michael was so thrilled to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms virtual event to help raise funds for Long-Covid research. Michael was working on a book about his life and addiction at the time of his death.  He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills.  I will miss him forever.”

 

Michael’s acting career spanned several decades. His first soap role was that of Kevin Thompson on As the World Turns (1975-1978, then the primetime soap, Bare Essence (1983) as Alexi Theopolous, before landing on Dynasty later that year as Alexis Colby’s (Joan Collins) third husband, “Dex”.  Nader remained with the series until its cancellation in 1989.

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When All My Children came calling, Michael took on the role of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) magnetic husband, Dimitri Marick, a role he played from 1991-1999, then again in 2000-2001. Michael returned to AMC during Prospect Park’s online revival of the series in 2013.

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Throughout his TV and motion picture career Nader also appeared in: The Flash, Law and Order: SVU, Cold Case, Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, Lady Mobster (with Susan Lucci) the miniseries, Lucky Charms, to name but a few.

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Michael is survived by his wife of 18-years, Jodi, stepmother Lillian, sister Stephanie, daughter Lindsay, ex-wife Robin, son-in-law Trevor, and granddaughter Juniper.

A Zoom memorial will be planned at a later date.

Share your thoughts and remembrances of Michael, and send condolences to his loved ones, in the comment section below.

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