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Hi! I’m back! What did I miss? A full-fledged nuclear meltdown over at The Talk involving an Osbourne? COOL.
So what had happened was on Wednesday, March 10, The Talk, being a hot topic talk show, was discussing what everyone was talking about that week: the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and, specifically, Piers Morgan’s completely bonkers reaction to it. Sharon Osbourne defended her pal, Morgan, which led to heated discussion with her co-hosts, specifically Sheryl Underwood.
Osbourne issued an apology on Twitter a couple of days later:
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 12, 2021
But it was too little, too late. On the same day the apology went out, one of Osbourne’s former co-hosts, Holly Robinson Peete revealed that Osbourne called her “ghetto” and had her fired from the show.
I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too “ghetto” for #theTalk…then I was gone💨
I bring this up now bc I was mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took w/her co host who remained calm & respectful because…she HAD to🤦🏽♀️ 🤷🏽♀️#fbf https://t.co/7pnCnhM5rf pic.twitter.com/CXR4DzvlEZ
— Holly Robinson Peete😷🥰 (@hollyrpeete) March 12, 2021
In response, Sharon Osbourne claimed she was set-up by the producers:
Osbourne says about eight minutes before the show began on Wednesday, a showrunners called and ask her if it was OK if they asked about Morgan. “I said, ‘Sure, they can ask me whatever.’ But then I get on there, I say my piece and Sheryl [Underwood] turns around straight-faced, looks at me and is reading from a card with questions. I was just so hurt, caught off guard and stunned by what I was being asked and not prepared. I was honestly in shock. I felt like I was in front of a firing squad. I felt like a lamb held out for slaughter. … They had me there for 20 minutes.”
So, then on Monday, CBS was like: “You know what? We’re just going to push the pause button here, and not film The Talk for two days next week while we do an ‘investigation’ into the allegations of racism against Sharon Osbourne.”
AND THAT’S WHEN YASHAR ALI SHOWS UP ON TWITTER WITH ALLLLLLL KINDS OF TEA:
2. Osbourne would also refer to her then co-host Sara Gilbert, who is a lesbian, as “pussy licker” and “fish eater," according to multiple sources. https://t.co/6A4DrRnSVx
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 16, 2021
4. In 2003, on two different occasions, Sharon Osbourne called Renee Tab, an Iranian-American talent agent, a "Persian Carpet Cunt" after she falsely accused Tab of stealing jewelry that Tab rightfully won at a raffle. https://t.co/6A4DrRnSVx
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 16, 2021
6. After @hollyrpeete said last week that Sharon Osbourne referred to her as "ghetto," not only did Osbourne deny it, she denied ever using the word except to refer to Nazi Ghettos.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 16, 2021
As a result, CBS was forced to extend The Talk‘s hiatus through all last week, in desperate hope that this whole mess will blow over.
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.
EXCEPT, IT’S NOT COMING BACK THIS WEEK EITHER. CBS extended the hiatus for a third time, lasting through this week.
A source familiar with the matter tells me that CBS is extending the hiatus for "The Talk" for a third time.
This hiatus will last through next week.
This is happening while CBS conducts "an internal review." https://t.co/jmkos23Qa9
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 20, 2021
But hey — someone is defending Osbourne. This is an actual email FoolishWatcher received last week, despite being on a hiatus ourselves and not covering this story:
“Fuck CBS bring back Sharon Osbourne I Believe In Reverse Racism and when I See crocodile tears and bullshit that’s going on on your set like the rest of the world wake up see who in a minority is then make your fucking decisions dumbasses”
Ma’am, this is a TV blog.
Something else that I missed last week was the Oscar nominations. Now, this is a TV blog, not a movie blog, so I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time on them, except to note a few very interesting things:
- The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun became the first Asian-American man to receive a nomination in the Lead Actor category for his performance in Minari.
- Theatrical releases had a surprisingly strong showing despite the past year being all about the streaming services. That said, Amazon scored 12 nominations — including one for Riz Ahmed, the first Muslim to be nominated for Lead Actor.
- The Oscar ceremony is going to be held at The Dolby Theater and Los Angeles’ Union Station. The station will continue to service passengers during the ceremony which is a choice. No word on a host yet, though.
Also, the Grammys happened, and a very dirty performance of “WAP” had people losing their damn minds.
Speaking of the Grammys: Rachel Maddow is one step closer to an EGOT.
And Tiffany Haddish learned she won a Grammy while filming Kids Say the Darndest Things in the most adorable, uplifting way:
— Tiffany Haddish (@TiffanyHaddish) March 15, 2021
John Oliver completely evicerated Tucker Carlson on his show last week, exposing him as the white supremacist that he is:
The Last of Us is going to be true to the game, but don’t expect it to be a perfect replica.
Bryan Cranston explains why Walter White leaves the watch behind in season five of Breaking Bad because y’all think too hard about these things.
Tubi, a free streaming service, is getting into the original programming business. Because what we were lacking was content.
Congratulations to Karlie Kloss and absolutely no one else who might be related to the Trump clan.
As of today, we have seen somewhere between 542,000 and 555,000 deaths here in America. Deaths are going down, as are cases, though not nearly as quickly. Here in Harris County, we have gone from “Extremely High Risk” to “Very High Risk” which sorta feels like The Bluth Company moving from a “Triple Sell” to a “Don’t Buy,” but I’ll take it.
The great news is we have had two days in a row of 3 million+ vaccinations, and President Biden was able to surpass his promise of 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days on March 19 — his 59th day in office.
Additonally, the AstraZeneca vaccine has been proven effective. Here in America we have millions of AstraZeneca doses, but we might not need them as we should have enough of the other three vaccines to vaccinate every adult by May. If that’s the case, we should be able to distribute these vaccines globally and help fight the virus in needier parts of the world.
The science-denying shitbirds who made a big show of going maskless to large superspreader events at the White House were the same assholes who tried to jump the line for the vaccine when it became available.
Meanwhile, now that Biden is president, there are an alarming number of Republican politicians who are refusing to get the vaccine — a full quarter of the members of the House, including that dipshit Madison Cawthorn. 🙄
The Boston Symphony Orchestra will return to the open-air Tanglewood performance space this summer.
The French are freaking out about theaters being closed — Corinne Masiero, a French actress stripped down in the in the middle of the César awards as a protest, and there have been multiple demonstrations around the country.
A Galveston Karen refused to wear a mask in a bank and got her ass arrested. “POLICE BRUTALITY!” she tried to yell, but the other customers were like, “nah.”
Kent Taylor, the founder of The Texas Roadhouse chain of restaurants, commited suicide after suffering severe tinnitus as a result of COVID-19.
The Chi had to suspend production following a positive COVID-19 test.
- Mr. Mayor has been renewed for a second season at NBC. Hooray! It took the show a minute, but it eventually found its footing.
- Outlander has been renewed at Starz for a seventh season.
- Bloodlands has been renewed for a second season on BBC.
- World of Dance has been canceled at NBC after four seasons.
- Killing Eve will end after the fourth season on BBC America, but spinoffs are being considered.
- Burden of Truth is ending after the fourth season on CBC and The CW.
- Iyanla: Fix My Life will end after season eight on OWN.
- Expiration Date, a suicide drama starring Will Forte, is being developed at Peacock (and not without some controversy).
- Tattletales, a comedy game show hosted by Ayesha and Stephen Curry, has been ordered at HBO Max.
- The Jet, a documentary from the makers of McMillion$, is in the works at Apple TV+.
- Introducing, Selma Blair has been acquired by Discovery+.
- Mystery Girl is being produced by and will star Tiffany Haddish at Netflix.
- The President’s Analyst is being remade by Trevor Noah at Paramount+.
- The Inheritance Trilogy is being adapted into a TV series.
- Liz Hannah has signed an overall deal with MRC Television and Civic Center Media.
- Kaley Cuoco will star as Doris Day in a limited series at Warner Bros. TV.
- Lucy Hale is going to star in Ragdoll on AMC.
- Wallis Day is taking over the role of Kate Kane on Batwoman on The CW.
- Laurence Fishburne and Michelle Yeoh have been added to the cast of The School For Good And Evil on Netflix.
- Kingsley Ben-Adir is joining Secret Invasion on Disney+.
- Leslie Bibb and Kevin Dunn are joining God’s Favorite Idiot on Netflix.
- Sarah Drew is returning to Grey’s Anatomy for a guest appearance.
- Lili Reinhart will star in the Netflix film Plus/Minus.
- Drew Brees is joining NBC’s Football Night in America as an analyst.
- Babs Olusanmokun, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Jess Bush, and Melissa Navia are joining Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on Paramount+.
- Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and Alex Dimitriades are joining The Tourist on HBO Max.
- Carolyn Michelle Smith is joining Russian Doll on Netflix.
- Kristin Dodson has been cast in Flatbush Misdemeanors on Showtime.
- Midori Francis, Gavin Leatherwood, Christopher Meye, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Lauren “Lolo” Spencer, and Renika Williams have joined the cast of The Sex Lives of College Girls on HBO Max.
Mark Your Calendar
- The Irregulars debuts on Netflix on March 26.
- Van Helsing will return on Syfy on April 16.
- Baketopia will premiere on HBO Max on March 25.
- Descendants: The Royal Wedding will premiere on Disney Channel this summer.
- Earth Moods will debut on Disney+ on April 16.
- The Banishing will premiere on Shudder on April 15.
- Behind the Music returns on Paramount+ soon.
- Glad You Asked returns on YouTube on March 30.
- Ferry premieres on Netflix soon.
- Edens Zero will debut on Netflix sometime in 2021.
- Domina will premiere on Sky soon.
Jeffrey M. Hayes, Paramount producer who developed MacGyver, Vega$, T.J. Hooker, and Star Trek: The Next Generation
“Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, Boxer and occasional TV guest star
Carmel Quinn, Irish singer and TV star
JT Gray, Owner of the Nashville institution, The Station Inn
Breeders: The dark family comedy starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard is back and now the kids are preteens so good luck with all that. Season premiere. 9 p.m., FX
American Idol: The Hollywood duets round is upon us, as is a move to Monday nights (in addition to Sunday’s episodes). 7 p.m., ABC
Hoarders: The show that makes you feel a bit better about your own mess — but also concerned about your inability to throw certain things away — is back. Season premiere. 7 p.m., A&E
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tracee Ellis Ross, Andy Cohen, Aaron Frazer
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ken Jeong, Eddie Izzard, Griff, Ash Soan
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Robert Downey Jr., Walter Isaacson, Sebastián Yatra & Guyanaa
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: David Tennant, Joy Downer
- The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
- Watch What Happens Live: Natasha De Bourg, Hannah Ferrier
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Melinda Gates
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