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Why are co-hosts, Osbourne, Ramini and Peete fleeing "The Talk"?

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Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Problems abound for The Talk, the afternoon ladies gabfest that was the designated replacement for the beloved As the World Turns. As it is set to go into production for season two at the beginning of September, it looks like many of the gals are fleeing the series, and some putting the blame squarely on host and anchor, Julie Chen!

Sharon Osbourne had already announced she was taking a break from the afternoon panel, and Holly Robinson Peete announced last week, she would not be returning.  And now according to the New York Post, their sources are telling them that Leah Ramini is so fed up she is about to walk!  So does this have to do with Julie Chen?

NY Post reports, “Julie Chen’s “queen bee attitude” is forcing the ladies of CBS’s The Talk to flee the daytime gab-fest after just one season.  The last straw for Osbourne and Remini was Chen’s order, passed down from her master-of- the-universe husband,CBS president Les Moonves following their South of France break, that the women were not allowed to discuss the Casey Anthony case without her because she’s the only host with journalistic credentials.

“[Julie] said, ‘My husband feels strongly that you should not be talking about news [without me], you are not news people,’ ” our source told us. “Sharon just said, ‘I don’t know about this.’ She’d had enough. ”Despite the friction, one program insider called Chen “the glue that holds the show together” and firmly placed the blame on Remini. “[Remini] was a disruptive force,” the source said. “She had a huge morale problem,” adding that Remini often brought her mother on set, who refused to follow studio rules. “Her mother never parked in her assigned space,” the insider said. “She was told not to park in the lot anymore. ”

Also of note:  two executive producers have quit the series since last fall, and the show is just a year old!


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KelseyUSA
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KelseyUSA

Just a heads up, Leah Remini’s name is misspelled in the title and in the 2nd paragraph in the body of the article.

Chen seems like a diva.

Torrey
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Torrey

All I have to say is, “Ha, ha, ha.” Guess CBS should have thought long and hard before canceling ATWT

Jeannie
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Jeannie

Yesssss!!!!

Karen Wubs
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Karen Wubs

Well… Wonder why Gilbert is staying??!! I so wanted some Scientology to be involved dang it. 🙂

betsy
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betsy

note in the credits the show was created by Gilbert.

Benjaman
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Benjaman

Journalistic credibility? Ummm … just exactly who is the Big Brother host????

Bambi
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Bambi

This show replaced my beloved ATWT. I’ve never watched it. Would never watch any show that replaces a soap. I cant wait for it to tank.

Jeannie
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Jeannie

Me too!

Brenda
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Brenda

Me three. I never watch a show that replaced a soap.

Kathy
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Kathy

“The Talk” has sucked since Day 1 and will continue to suck until its inevitable demise, which IMO, should come mid-season.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Are we surprised? (The answer: No!) We knew THE TALK did not have “the walk” when it was announced. And for this pale imitation of THE VIEW — lightning rarely strikes twice — we lost AS THE WORLD TURNS?!?!? I am still sick over it! I hope ABC and their teams for THE CHEW (Ew!) and THE REVOLUTION (Is that the other gabfest Brian Frons claims we are dying to see every afternoon?) are paying attention to this CBS misfire. The broadcast webs want to keep us tuned into their fare but when it comes to daytime (and even Friday… Read more »

Torrey
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Torrey

Totally agree….ABC needs to take notice to this. The Chew will end as quickly as it begins. Can’t wait to see how low the ratings are.

Jeannie
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Jeannie

I’m still sick over it too! It was one of about three shows I could stand to watch. TV is so lame now.

Jeffrey Moree
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Jeffrey Moree

Well Chen is boring and rather common looking and i just really can’t stand her..I’m sure if she wasn’t married to the cbs president she wouldn’t be where she is. Without Sharon no one will tune in i don’t think.

JK
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JK

Good. Replace ATWT for this dreck? Get canceled already.

harlee
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harlee

Karma baby….ATWT silent revenge. I will never watch no show replacing a soap. First my beloved GL then ATWT and both shows aren’t tearing the ratings up because loyalty for networks have been destroyed at their own hands. Fans are sick & tired of telling people what to watch instead of actually fixing the problem. I have recently turned off Y&R and that was my last connection to CBS daytime because of the hack job MAB is doing to Y&R.

lew
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lew

Mr. Frons should learn a lesson from this.

Ceridwyn2
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Ceridwyn2

This is not at all surprising. I refuse to watch The Talk. I didn’t watch ATWT, but I did watch GL. I will also refuse to watch the AMC & OLTL ‘replacements’ when they come. I will definitely been watching AMC & OLTL when it moves online.

Robin
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Robin

THANK YOU!!

Rob
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Rob

They replaced GL with the dreadful re-boot of Lets Make a Deal, cancelled ATWT for this crapfest, lol, all I can say is KARMA IS A B*TCH CBS!!!

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I agree with Les Moonves!

JustSaying
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JustSaying

This was the last straw. Well, what was the first straw? Details please.

The other four hosts knew what they were getting into when they signed onto the show. They knew it was just a matter of time before he got involved.

Aside from pointing fingers, it’s understandable to have someone with journalism credentials. But the same can be said about Chen. She shouldn’t be allowed to talk about psychology because Osbourne is the only host with psychology credentials. Let’s see how much she likes that.

david
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david

This is ego, stupidity, or both. The Talk is not Meet the Press or This Week. The Talk is host discussion (gossip) of public events. To insist Chen must be present for discussion of certain topics because of journalistic ethics literally contradicts the premise of the show and gags the other hosts to the point that no one could say anything in her absence. Absurd. The show is a piece of garbage anyway, and deserves to crash and burn. Anyone who walks away looks better than those who stay under these conditions. And you can’t get more petty than complaining… Read more »

gweesha
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gweesha

Leah is my favorite. I like Hollly too, and I think they are both strong hosts. Sara Gilbert is so boring, and now I can’t look at Julie Chen (Divas turn me OFF big time) the same now. I watch this show a lot, but I won’t be in September!

ethel
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ethel

sharon, holly & leah are very strong women & i have a lot of respect for the three of them. i like sara but she seems very docile. julie comes off as an overpowering diva & i can’t stand her!

Lauren
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Lauren

I totally agree with you Ethel, could not have said it better myself.

todd
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todd

I tuned in once…..as I was an ATWT fan. The hosts seemed uncomfortable and very forced. Leah seemed drunk or high. I’m glad it is failing. No-one will want to watch next season. I thought Sharon was the only draw. I hope the Chew is an even worse failure. I liked Carla from Top Chef and Clinton from What Not To Wear…..but now they are in the enemy camp. The show looks terrible. 25% of American children are living in poverty according to last figures. Many go to bed hungry. 4 people sitting around table talking about new healthy recipes… Read more »

Dave
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Dave

YEA…the Talk sucks!!!!!!! I hope it tanks soon. Les Moonves has done sucha great job of ousting viewers from his network, and diva Julie Chen can take her journalistic intentions and shove them. She makes me sick…..!!!!!!!

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Reminds me of when Chen was on CBS Early Show. She got to start an hour later than the other co anchors… DIVA… I cant stand her. She totally projects that on air. I know some of her relatives who are nothing like that.

cecilia
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cecilia

i dont like the talk i am so sick of talk shows i loved as the world turns i did watch it once in a while and leah and sharon were the only ones worth watching. i do not like the new season and hope it is canceled

Marie
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Marie

I loved the Talk. I DVR’d it everyday. I will not watch if Leah and Sharon are not on it. The other ones are boring.

lina chouinard
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lina chouinard

BRING BACK AS THE WORLD TURNS

Jeannie
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Jeannie

Yessss!!!

Alice
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Alice

I used to watch The Talk every day and DVD ifI had to, but now that Leah and Holly are not on it and when Sharon leaves it will suck, it has lost it”s edge. Won’t watch it anymore.

June Bug
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June Bug

Watched one show of the “new” season….show will bomb without Reah, Sharon & Holly….and yes I agree with the others about Julie thinking she’s a diva! Bring back A T W T…..until then I’ve switched to watching Rachael Ray!

Jeannie
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Jeannie

Agree!!!

Heather
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Heather

And why should we even care about what is happening on this pathetic show?

The only news about I’m interested in hearing about The Talk is its cancellation.

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