Sharon Osbourne got a payday of up to eight figures from CBS as she left The Talk last week amid allegations of racist behavior, according to a source. “Sharon is walking away with a $5 to $10 million minimum payout and was able to spin that it was her decision [to leave the show],” the source said. A different source said that, under her departure agreement, Osbourne is not only getting big bucks, but she is free to speak out.
Sharon Osbourne has exited The Talk following an internal review over on-air comments about racism and allegations of racially insensitive behavior behind-the-scenes. “The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home,” CBS said in a statement.
Amid the ongoing probe into comments made by Sharon Osbourne during a heated exchange between her and fellow The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood, CBS is further extending the daytime talk show’s hiatus through at least this week, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The CBS talk show will stay on hiatus for another week after a discussion about racism involving co-host Sharon Osbourne went off the rails last week. Osbourne reacted with anger and profanity when asked to talk about her support and friendship with British TV personality Piers Morgan.
The Talk will go on a brief hiatus, canceling its live shows for Monday and Tuesday. The news comes after CBS announced that it would be launching a probe into an episode last week that saw Sharon Osbourne get into a heated exchange with co-host Sheryl Underwood after defending Piers Morgan’s comments about Meghan Markle. The plan is currently to return to filming on Wednesday, a source says, but the show will evaluate and see where they are before moving forward. CBS declined comment, and pointed to its earlier statement on its investigation on Friday.
The fallout from the charged discussion during The Talk on Wednesday continues, with the network issuing a statement to Deadline Friday night. “We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace,” CBS said. “All matters related to the Wednesday episode of The Talk are currently under internal review.” During Wednesday’s episode of The Talk, which is not made available online by CBS, Sharon Osbourne broke down after being called out by co-host Sheryl Underwood for giving “safe haven” to Piers Morgan’s allegedly racially-charged comments about the Duchess of Sussex.
As entertainment and media figures continue to react to the ouster of America’s Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union, former cast member Sharon Osbourne weighed in on Tuesday with her own experience on the show. She called AGT a “boys’ club,” and said the men of the series enjoyed privileges she did not not.
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