Connect with us

Entertainment

Sharon Osbourne Claims CBS “Blindsided” Her With Piers Morgan Discussion on The Talk

sharon-osbourne-claims-cbs-“blindsided”-her-with-piers-morgan-discussion-on-the-talk

Sharon Osbourne Apologizes After Fiercely Defending Piers Morgan

Sharon Osbourne is opening up about her tense discussion with co-host Sheryl Underwood on The Talk.

In an interview with Variety, the daytime talk show host claimed CBS “blindsided” her with questions about defending Piers Morgan after he came under fire for criticizing Meghan Markle‘s tell-all interview with Oprah.

“I blame the network for it,” Sharon told the publication on Friday, March 12. “I was blindsided, totally blindsided by the whole situation. In my 11 years, this was the first time I was not involved with the planning of the segment.”

According to the 68-year-old star, the showrunners asked her “eight minutes before the show aired” on Wednesday, March 10 if she felt comfortable talking about Piers.

“I said, ‘Sure, they can ask me whatever,'” Sharon recalled of the alleged conversation. “But then I get on there, I say my piece and Sheryl turns around straight-faced, looks at me and is reading from a card with questions.”

“I was just so hurt,” Sharon continued, “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.”

On Wednesday’s episode, tensions were high after Sharon came to Piers’ defense. One day prior, the British television personality exited Good Morning Britain following backlash over his Meghan comments.

Brian J Ritchie/Hotsauce/Shutterstock

“I very much feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist?” Sharon lashed out, as Sheryl tried to explain that she “gave validation” to Piers’ remarks by publicly supporting him.

“It was not the exact words of racism, it’s the implications and reaction to it,” Sheryl told Sharon. “To not want to address that she is a Black woman and to try to dismiss it or to make it seem less than what it is, that’s what makes it racist.”

“Right now,” Sheryl continued, “I’m talking to a woman who I believe is my friend and I don’t want anybody here to watch this and say that we’re attacking you for being racist.”

Sharon replied, “It’s too late. I think that seed’s already sowed.” 

Their conversation instantly made headlines and went viral online. Sharon told Variety, “I’m a big girl. I’m a professional. However, CBS blindsided me. I don’t know why they did it to me. The showrunners told me it came from executives to do this to me.”

E! News has reached out to both The Talk and Sheryl for comment on Sharon’s latest claims. At this time, we have yet to receive a response.

Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock, Shutterstock

On Friday, however, CBS told E! News in a statement, “We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace. All matters related to the Wednesday episode of The Talk are currently under internal review.”

Additionally, a source who works for the daytime talk show told E! News that Black staff members are “incredibly upset” over Sharon and Sheryl’s heated exchange.

“They feel completely unsupported by CBS,” the insider shared, adding, “Several employees reached out to HR after Wednesday’s show because of the way Sharon Osbourne handled the conversation. Sharon’s defense of Piers Morgan felt like a triggering moment and it was very difficult for many of the staff to watch.”

“Black employees feel like they don’t have a voice,” the source claimed. “They feel like this situation is just the latest in a line of micro-aggressions that happens on the show.” 

Sonja Flemming/CBS

As the insider noted, “Sharon was very angry and it felt, to some of the staff, as if only Sharon’s feelings mattered. Producers spoke to all the hosts individually and let them know Sharon wasn’t in a place to apologize and that she wouldn’t be addressing anything in the show.”

The Osbournes star issued an apology on March 12, saying she “panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive” and allowed her “fear & horror of being accused of being racist take over.”

“I have always been embraced with so much love & support from the Black community & I have deep respect & love for the Black community,” she wrote in part. “To anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry.” 

“There are very few things that hurt my heart more than racism so to feel associated with that spun me fast,” she added. “I am not perfect, I am still learning like the rest of us & will continue to learn, listen and do better. Please hear me when I say I do not condone racism, misogyny or bullying.”

Watch Daily Pop weekdays at 11 a.m., only on E!

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Entertainment

The Challenge’s Ashley Cain Says His 8-Month-Old Daughter Has “Days to Live”

the-challenge’s-ashley-cain-says-his-8-month-old-daughter-has-“days-to-live”

In Memoriam: Fallen Stars of 2020

The Challenge star Ashley Cain has some devastating news about his baby girl. 

On April 8, he took to Instagram to update his followers on his infant daughter, Azaylia Diamond, who he shares with Safiyya Vorajee. It was just one month ago that Ashley, who appeared on multiple seasons of The Challenge’s Ex on the Beach UK as well as The Challenge: War of the Worlds, revealed to fans that the 8 month old’s leukemia had returned. In the new video posted online, he explained how, after multiple treatments to save his daughter’s life, there is nothing more doctors can do to help his little one. 

“Last week, we had the bone marrow test and the lumber puncture and bloods taken to send to Singapore in the hope that they could create a CAR-T therapy to save Azaylia’s life,” he said. “Then, we had to have a CT scan on her head and the results came back the next day, saying that Azaylia’s got two very big tumors on her brain.”

He shared that chemo has failed to work and explained that even a “spinal tap” could be too dangerous for Azaylia, leaving the parents with no other treatment options. 

“They think she’s only got one, two days to live,” the reality star said. “It could even be that night.”

Ashley added, “We’re going back home and we’re gonna try and make our baby as comfortable as possible. We’re gonna be strong, and we’re gonna go out with honor.”

Instagram

On April 9, Ashley shared an Instagram photo of Azaylia taking a bath in the hospital, along with an emotional caption. 

“9 days ago consultants told us my daughter had 1-2 days to live, but thought she may pass that evening,” he wrote. “Even with a barbaric disease consuming her blood, tumours in her brain and organs and amounts of pain I cannot imagine… She is still battling through 9 days later, with parts of the day with nothing but smiles despite her discomfort.”

He continued, “This is a testament of this little girls strength and the fight she has possessed all of the way through. She has fought a battle that not many, if any, of us could have endured and she’s earned the love and respect of many on the way. The truth is though, I hope and pray that I have earned hers! Even through the hardest and saddest time of my life, she has found a way to make it better. She has shined light on the darkest of days and she has opened my heart to amounts of love I couldn’t believe possible!”

Watch Daily Pop weekdays at 11 a.m., only on E!

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Prince Harry to Reunite With Royal Family in U.K. for Prince Philip’s Funeral

prince-harry-to-reunite-with-royal-family-in-uk.-for-prince-philip’s-funeral

Following the death of Prince Philip on April 9, the Duke of Edinburgh’s grandson Prince Harry is planning to fly overseas to pay his respects.

Remembering Prince Philip & His Relationship With Queen Elizabeth

Prince Harry will join the royal family overseas as they mourn the death of Prince Philip, multiple outlets report.

Following the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing on April 9, many royal fans began to wonder if the Duke of Sussex would make it home to the U.K. for his grandfather’s funeral, as he currently resides in California with pregnant wife Meghan Markle and son Archie Harrison. However, according to People, Harry is likely to be in attendance at the service, which is set to take place at his and Meghan’s wedding venue, St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

While it is not known if the Duchess of Sussex, who is due to give birth to a baby girl this summer, will join him on the trip overseas, the couple did honor Philip following his passing. “Thank you for your service,” read a message on their Archewell website, which is currently an in memoriam to Philip. “You will be greatly missed.”

If he does indeed fly to the U.K., Harry will reunite with his family for the first time since his and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. During the tell-all, which aired in early March, the couple opened up about the lack of support they felt as senior royals and detailed an alleged conversation the family had about Archie’s skin tone.

Samir Hussein/WireImage

Days later, Queen Elizabeth II spoke out about the allegations. “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement on her behalf. “The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

Watch Daily Pop weekdays at 11 a.m., only on E!

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Adam Levine and His Daughters Sport Matching Tie-Dye Dresses in Rare Family Photo

adam-levine-and-his-daughters-sport-matching-tie-dye-dresses-in-rare-family-photo

Twinning! Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo showed off their fun tie-dye dresses that perfectly matched their daughters’ outfits.

Do “The Voice” Coaches Miss Adam Levine?

When in doubt, think pink!

At least, that seems to be the motto in Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo‘s household. While the Maroon 5 frontman and Victoria’s Secret veteran are used to wearing chic designer ‘fits for their respective careers, the pair’s latest ensemble is really giving their fans heart-eyes.

The former Voice coach took to Instagram to share a rare family photo that captured him and his wife sporting the same matching dresses as their daughters—Dusty Rose Levine, 4, and Gio Grace Levine, 3.

In the sweet snapshot, the longtime couple and their little ones stuck a pose in their pink tie-dye dresses. The 42-year-old musician accessorized his pastel pink number with vibrant periwinkle-colored sneakers, while the 32-year-old model styled her outfit with bright yellow pants.

“girls just wanna have fun,” Adam captioned his post, adding the painting nails emoji.

The twinning moment was too cute for words!

The family’s fashionable photo comes two months after Behati celebrated Gio’s birthday in February.

“my bestie turned 3,” the proud mom shared at the time, adding three green alien emojis to perfectly capture their costume.

Both Adam and the supermodel tend to keep their kids’ lives out of the spotlight. While they share limited posts of Dusty and Gio, they rarely show images of their faces.

Instagram

In recent years, the couple has also kept a low profile and has continued to remain private about their personal lives. However, around this time last year, they addressed rumors that their family was expanding.

Last March, the supermodel sparked pregnancy rumors after she uploaded a photo to Instagram that many of her followers believed was an ultrasound. At the time, a source told E! News she was “not pregnant.”

As the source explained, “It was one of her daughters that took her phone and posted accidentally.”

Following the speculation, Behati set the record straight, writing, “Guys. This is not an ultrasound lol. Dusty got hold of my phone and somehow posted this picture from my photo library i thought it was weird and cool and left it up. But everyone is now congratulating me on my 3rd pregnancy. it’s a close up of my black and white splatter sweat pants!”

With that, relive the couple’s cutest pics here.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2016-2021 2Fast2Serious magazine.