Sharon Osbourne Returning To UK ‘X Factor’

ITV has unveiled the judges for Season 10 of The X Factor UK with Sharon Osbourne returning to the show. She’ll join Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh. Osbourne was last on the Simon Cowell … Read More »

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Adds Spice Girl Mel B To Replace Sharon Osbourne

By | Wednesday February 20, 2013 @ 5:59pm PST

Looks like America’s Got Talent is sticking with the Brit – or at least one Brit. NBC has confirmed that Spice Girl Mel B will be replacing departing judge Sharon Osbourne on the series this season. … Read More »

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Sharon Osbourne Bids Farewell To NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’

By | Friday September 14, 2012 @ 12:01am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After a series of statements that she would leave NBC‘s America’s Got Talent after this season, judge Sharon Osbourne made it official tonight during Talent‘s season finale. Trying to console dance group The Untouchables, the … Read More »

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‘The Talk’ Hosts Makeup-Free Stunt: Video

By | Monday September 10, 2012 @ 5:08pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Today was a big day in daytime as a slew of talk shows premiered, including three new talk shows: Katie, Jeff Probst and Ricki Lake. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see how they all did in the ratings, but in the stunt department, it was the season premiere of … Read More »

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Sharon Osbourne Exits WME For UTA

By | Wednesday August 15, 2012 @ 1:21pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Sharon Osbourne has signed with UTA for representation in television and film. The Emmy-winning television producer and TV personality and author currently co-hosts the CBS daytime talk series The Talk. But she just made headlines for quitting as a long-time judge on America’s Got Talent. She accused NBC of discriminating against her son Jack and unhiring him from the new reality series Stars Earn Stripes after his multiple sclerosis diagnosis earlier this summer. NBC has denied the discrimination allegation. But the fact is that Osbourne, by departing her series early, remains under contract with NBC which she says can stop her from being a judge on another network for 5 years. Given that, it’s understandable that she is changing agents. But this multitalented and popular TV star should be creating reality or talent shows, not just judging them given all her experience with them.  Read More »

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UPDATE: NBC’s Bob Greenblatt Responds To Sharon Osbourne Discrimination Claims

By | Monday August 6, 2012 @ 6:04pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt just publicly addressed Sharon Osbourne’s statements in an interview that she is leaving NBC’s America’s Got Talent because the network discriminated against her son Jack, axing him from the new reality series Stars Earn Stripes after he disclosed that he had MS. NBC had previously acknowledged that it had been in talks with Jack but never reached a deal; Sharon Osbourne countered that there was a binding verbal agreement. Here is Greenblatt’s statement:

 “First, we have the deepest affection for Sharon Osbourne and consider her to be part of the NBC family.  And our hearts go out to her, Ozzy, Jack and his family at this time.  We hold medical information in strict confidence and therefore cannot comment specifically about Jack, but as a company that cares deeply about the health and safety of everyone on our shows — especially one like Stars Earn Stripes that requires dangerous water stunts, strenuous physical activity, and uses live ammunition – we required all potential participants to undergo medical vetting to ensure that they could safely participate.  Although we did not ask Jack to participate in the competition, we were able to offer him two substantial alternative roles on the show, both of which he declined.  This network does not discriminate on any basis.”

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Sharon Osbourne Says She Hasn’t Been Asked Back To ‘America’s Got Talent’: TCA

By | Tuesday July 31, 2012 @ 3:25pm PDT

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TV coverage.

Sharon Osbourne Howard Stern America's Got TalentSharon Osbourne, on hand to represent The Talk during a TCA panel today for CBS’ daytime shows, revealed she has not been formally asked to return as a judge on NBC’s summer hit America’s Got Talent. “They’ve asked Howard [Stern] back,” she said. “They haven’t asked me back. Who knows?” During the panel session held on the Price Is Right Stage at CBS Television City, Osbourne was asked about her tweet last week that suggested she would be leaving her other job as a judge on Talent. “You know, with the greatest respect to everyone here, we are here to talk about the No. 1 network in the world, that is CBS,” she said. “It’s not appropriate at this time.” But afterward, she was asked whether she would come back to Talent if asked. “I don’t know, six years is a long time to be on any show,” she replied. “I have to think about me and what I want to do. I’m so fuckin’ old — I don’t know.”

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Sharon Osbourne Hints She May Leave ‘America’s Got Talent’

By | Tuesday July 24, 2012 @ 2:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

With Howard Stern mulling his America’s Got Talent Future, fellow AGT judge Sharon Osbourne started speculation about her own future on the show today with a tweet in response to Stern: “My darling @HowardStern, money is not the reason … Read More »

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Molly Shannon To Guest Host ‘The Talk’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Former latenight star Molly Shannon is heading to daytime. The Saturday Night Live alumna is joining CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk as a guest host for the month of September. When the show’s second season starts … Read More »

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Leah Remini Confirms Exit From ‘The Talk’

By | Friday August 26, 2011 @ 4:37pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Leah Remini today broke her silence about her pending departure from the CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk. “It’s official: I am sorry to say that I have NOT been asked back on the show,” Remini wroteRead More »

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‘The Talk’ Adds Kris Jenner As Host (As If Kardashians Aren’t Already Over-Exposed) & Conservative Comic Sheryl Underwood

EXCLUSIVE… UPDATE: What in the world is CBS thinking? The network is going to announce shortly that Kris Jenner, the insufferable manager mom of those incredibly annoying Kardashian sisters, is the new fill-in host on The Talk. (Don’t these people have enough money for doing nothing already? I suppose Jenner at least can talk about her plastic surgeries…) Also being added is Sheryl Underwood, the African-American stand-up comedienne who used to be a regularly syndicated radio personality on the national Tom Joyner Morning Show as well as on the Jamie Foxx channel for Sirius XM satellite radio. She is now a weekly contributor on radio’s Steve Harvey Morning Show. A former member of the U.S. Armed Forces, Underwood likes to call herself ”a sexually progressive God-fearing black Republican”. (Black GOP-er? CBS went looking for a needle in a haystack…) Read More »

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‘The Talk’ Co-Hosts Leah Remini And Holly Robinson Peete Likely To Exit

By | Monday August 15, 2011 @ 3:54pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Coming off a strong July in which it drew its largest audience (2.21 million) and women 25-54 rating (1.0/6) since February, CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk is undergoing some changes. I hear that heading into Season 2, the show has picked up the options of co-host/creator Sara Gilbert and co-hosts Sharon Osbourne and Julie Chen, while the options of Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete have not been picked up. While the future of Remini and Robinson Peete is unclear, they are not expected to return when The Talk kicks off its second season Sept. 6. The show’s producing team, led by John Redmann, who has been with The Talk since the beginning, is currently mapping out the show’s creative direction for Season 2 before a decision is made about potentially bringing in new co-hosts. Osbourne had recently asked for some time off in the fall to be with her husband, so she will return to the show after that.

The Talk, the first network daytime talk show to successfully premiere in nearly 10 years, has delivered a 0.7 women 25-54 rating to date on the CBS O&O stations, improving its time slot by 17%. In the top three markets, the ratings improvement is between 33% and 133%. Additionally, the talk show has been sold internationally in the U.K., Mexico, Canada and India. Read More »

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CBS Renews ‘The Talk’ For Next Season

Nellie Andreeva

After a couple of weeks of hitting series highs in total viewers, CBS has given  freshman daytime talk show The Talk an early renewal for next season. With the exception of Marissa Jaret Winokur, who recently left the show, the other hosts, Julie Chen, the show’s creator Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, are staying put. Read More »

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CBS Daytime Show ‘The Talk’ Debuts OK

Nellie Andreeva

It is tricky to evaluate the ratings performance of CBS’ new daytime talk show The Talk as it doesn’t air against other network talk shows and it doesn’t run at the same time in every market (in most, it airs at 2 PM.) But in its debut yesterday, the show hosted by Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne and Leah Remini averaged an OK 2.1/7 rating in the metered markets. That was up 24% from what the network did in the time slot a year ago with recently cancelled soap As the World Turns. It virtually tied the established network competition at 2 PM, soap One Life to Live, which did a 2.2. Ratings are important for The Talk because, as Chen’s husband, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves pointed out in his Good Luck video played during the premiere episode, if they’re are not good, he will cancel it. (Moonves’ message is at the end of the clip from The Talk below.) Read More »

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NBC Renews ‘America’s Got Talent’

Nellie Andreeva

No surprise here: NBC has renewed summer series America’s Got Talent for a 6th season. Celebrity judges Piers Morgan, who recently signed a multi-year deal with NBC, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel will return along with host Nick Cannon. This is … Read More »

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CBS Sets Premiere Date For ‘The Talk’

Nellie Andreeva

CBS’s new daily daytime talk show The Talk will premiere Monday, Oct. 18 and will air weekdays from 2-3 PM. The show, which explores topical matters through the eyes of mothers, is co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur.  Brad … Read More »

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‘ET’ Veteran To Exec Produce CBS’ ‘The Talk’

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Entertainment Tonight veteran Brad Bessey has been named executive producer of The Talk, CBS’s upcoming daytime talk show that will examine topical events through the eyes of six mothers, co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, … Read More »

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TCA: ‘The Talk’ Panel Talks Sara Gilbert’s Sexual Orientation & Julie Chen’s Marriage

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage:

The discussion at the panel for CBS’ new daytime talk show The Talk– featuring  the six co-hosts, executive producer Sara Gilbert, Leah Remini, Julie Chen, Holly Robinson Peete, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Sharon Osbourne – seemed to focus mostly on the fact that Gilbert is a lesbian, particularly, a lesbian who failed to acknowledge her partner and co-parent in the press materials for the new show, even though the other women’s husbands were mentioned. Another question that has been raising a lot more controversy received far less attention: the fact that co-host Chen – who already has two high profile jobs as co anchor of CBS’ “Early Show” and the U.S. version of “Big Brother” — is  married to Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corp. Read More »

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Daily Talk Show To Replace ‘As The World Turns’ On CBS This Fall

Nellie Andreeva

CBS eyeEXCLUSIVE: I hear CBS has picked the replacement for departing daytime soap As the World Turns: a daily panel talk show hosted by Sara Gilbert, on whose idea the show is based, Julie Chen (who’s married to Read More »

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