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Posted Monday 10/01/18 at 1:07PM EDT
Sharon Osbourne exits Britain's The X Factor after she pilloried the show in a Howard Stern interview
Osbourne, who appeared on the British reality show as a judge on the live broadcasts, called the contestants 'little sh*ts" and the show "f*cking karaoke" in a recent interview with Stern. British tabloids speculated that the interview led to her departure.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 4:01PM EDT
The Talk applauded Jeff Fager's firing and CBS' move to "clean house" -- with Julie Chen still absent and without bringing up Les Moonves
“I just think it’s so refreshing that this old regime of the boys club, guys taking care of guys…”, Osbourne said while discussing the 60 Minutes executive producer's ouster. “I just think it’s great to clean house.” For the fourth straight day, Chen was absent following her husband's ouster on Sunday. Chen said in her statement on Monday, “I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on Big Brother.” ALSO: Chen and Moonves were spotted outside their house in Los Angeles.
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 8:51PM EDT
Without Julie Chen, The Talk spent an awkward and emotional 10 minutes discussing Les Moonves
Source: The Daily Beast
“We're about to talk about something that affects everybody's lives here at CBS,” said Sharon Osbourne, whose job was to lead the discussion on the CBS boss' ouster after announcing that Chen would be skipping today's Season 9 premiere. “I have never been nervous in my life, but I'm kind of very nervous right now,” Osbourne said, before letting clips of other news shows explain the new sexual misconduct allegations against Moonves. The result was a "deeply uncomfortable" 10 minutes that was both awkward and emotional, says Matt Wilstein. Osbourne, who staunchly defended Moonves in a Twitter statement that discredited his accusers when Ronan Farrow's New Yorker story was first published, deleted the tweet before today's show. "He's not been convicted of any crime, but obviously the man has a problem," Osbourne said today, adding that the new CBS CEO will likely make drastic changes. “We all know they sweep clean," Osbourne said. "Everybody here at CBS is nervous about their jobs. Yes, the ladies at this table will go on and we'll probably find another show if our show, please god, it's not taken off, we'll always find another job and nobody is, you know, in that position yet. It's just historically when somebody new comes in, things change.”
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Julie Chen skips today's The Talk Season 9 premiere following husband Les Moonves' resignation from CBS
“I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family,” Chen said in a statement shared with The Wrap minutes before The Talk kicked off the season. “I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on Big Brother." ALSO:
Posted Saturday 7/28/18 at 10:38PM EDT
Sharon Osbourne backs Les Moonves in support of The Talk colleague Julie Chen
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Osbourne, former Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter, CBS head of daytime Angelica McDaniel and former CBS Sports publicist LeslieAnne Wade all publicly backed the CBS CEO on Twitter following The New Yorker's bombshell story accusing him of sexually harassing six women. "Interesting timing, seems like an attempt to discredit Leslie before a major court case," tweeted Osbourne this morning, referring to the battle between Moonves and Shari Redstone over the future of CBS. "I hope people don’t rush to judgement and let @CBS conduct their investigation. Sending my love and support to my friends @JulieChen and Leslie Moonves." Carter tweeted Saturday afternoon: "Les Moonves is a close friend. I’ve known him for 40 years. He is a kind, decent and honorable man. I believe him and I believe in him." Meanwhile, Angelica McDaniel, executive vice president of daytime programs and syndicated program development at CBS, also expressed support for Moonves, tweeting that her relationship with Moonves is one of "respect and suport, in an environment where talent and hard work rise to the top. Statements about a culture of repression and subjugation of women have never been brought to bear on myself or my department in my eight years as a top executive at CBS." Former CBS Sports publicist LeslieAnne Wade also backed Moonves: "I know Leslie Moonves well. I worked for him for nearly twenty years. No executive advocated for or activated more top level opportunity for women." On Friday night, CBS sales chief Jo Ann Ross also expressed support for Moonves, tweeting: "He has never been threatening or abusive. In fact, Leslie has been my 'go to' through any challenges." ALSO: Moonves' many positive experiences with female employees don't exonerate him.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
Sharon Osbourne's worst The Talk guest experience occurred with Ashton Kutcher
“He was pissed,” Osbourne tells Larry King, recalling how she had butchered his name. “And he comes on with an attitude, and he goes, ‘What have you done in this industry?'”