Elaine Welteroth Spoke Out After Audio Leaked Of Her Consoling Sharon Osbourne After That Fight On “The Talk”
That March 10 fight on The Talk lives on. During that episode, Sharon Osbourne decided to defend her good friend Piers Morgan when co-host Sheryl Underwood was calling out what she considered racist undertones of his constant critiques of Meghan Markle. The fight wound up costing Sharon her job and she claimed it was a hit job set up by producers. Audio recently leaked in which co-host Elaine Welteroth sort of co-signed Sharon’s theory by suggesting she too thought the conversation producers wanted them to have was going to go South. Sure did! Elaine has now called out the recording and says it does not “absolve responsibility” of certain people’s actions.
Back in March, The Talk imploded when Sharon Osbourne stepped in it by dismissing co-host Sheryl Underwood’s concerns about Piers Morgan’s comments on Meghan Markle. Piers and Sharon are friends and her vehement defense of him came off as highly hostile, leading to more allegations of racial situations behind the scenes and Sharon’s ultimate exit. So now it’s time to recast as a seat opened up and it seems the newest Chatty Kathy may be a man, as Jerry O’Connell is rumored to be next in line to be on women’s daytime talk TV.
Sadly, lots of kids have shitty parents but very few were forced to work to provide for their shitty parents and to have the painful evidence of that labor live on in perpetuity for all the world to see. But hey, that’s Hollywood for you. Wil Wheaton, who is estranged from his parents, recently spoke with Yahoo! Entertainment about the 35th anniversary of Stand By Me and explained that his performance as Gordie was fueled by the “sadness” and “isolation” he felt in his life at that time. That’s great technique if you’re Daniel Day-Lewis going for your 6th Academy Award nomination playing an anguished cobbler or some shit, but it’s heartbreaking for a 14-year-old kid.
Anyone who wished they could see more of Jerry O’Connell gossiping on TV (besides the times he’s hired as Ryan Seacrest’s unofficial seat filler on Live with Kelly and Ryan) was surely delighted to hear the news last month that Bravo was giving him his own TV show. Jerry’s late-night show was going to be called Real Men Watch Bravo, and it was set to premiere in the fall. Not many people were feeling the name, because it can be argued that real men already watch Bravo, and they’re called the viewers of every Real Housewives franchise in existence. And so a few days after the announcement of Real Men Watch Bravo, Bravo announced the show would be renamed. Jerry is now apologizing for that.
Shortly after Michael Strahan announced that he was taking the Michael out of Live! with Kelly and Michael and taking it over to Good Morning America, there were whispers that ABC had already drafted up a short list of replacements for him. Two names that were being thrown around were Anderson Cooper and Neil Patrick Harris, because I guess ABC was really feeling the idea of replacing Michael with a blue-eyed gay dreamboat.
But it sounds like ABC might want to think about throwing some lady names on that list too, because there could be a chance they’ll be replacing Kelly Ripa as well. A source tells UsWeekly that Kelly really wants Michael to be replaced by either Anderson Cooper (whose book she was not-so-subtly seen carrying around yesterday) or Andy Cohen. The source claims that if ABC doesn’t hire one Kelly’s choices to sit beside her, she’s thinking about leaving. And not in the “Bye bitches, see you in a couple days” way either. According to said source, Kelly is still a little pissed about the way things were handled with Michael that she’s ready to put in her permanent walking papers unless she gets her way. But wait, Kelly told us yesterday that everything is fine! I just don’t know what to believe anymore.
Kelly isn’t exactly reaching for a box to pack up her things just yet. ABC is still deciding who they want. They’re also apparently adding more names to the list. According to UsWeekly, they’re also considering Jerry O’Connell. But it doesn’t look good for Kelly. Anderson is currently busy covering the election, and Andy is under contract with Bravo for Watch What Happens Live. I guess if Kelly does end up quitting, that would give Disney a good excuse to pull the plug on Live! and give GMA that third hour they’ve been rumored to be looking at. Hmmm…how convenient for you, Disney.
I understand wanting to work with your friends, but this is all a tad dramatic. Would it honestly be so unbearable to make morning show small talk with Neil Patrick Harris while your bank account gets stuffed with millions of dollars? Hell, if the price was right, I’m sure NPH would throw a little silver in his hair if that’s what will do it for Kelly.
In case you didn’t know by the fact that Giuliana Rancic’s face is all over the news (and by the “news” I mean The Daily Mail and People since that’s pretty much “the news” to me), she’s been hitting the ho stroll harder than usual because she’s pimping out her third book called Going Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney’s 32 On-Screen Rejections. Yes, she has more than one book, because everyone is dying to know every single thing about the life of a professional “What Are You Wearing?” asker. Because Giuliana needed some shit for her book, she dusted off a 10+ year old cheating rumor and threw it in.
Giuliana and Jerry O’Connell bumped nipples in the early aughts and she writes that he passed his peen to another twice before dumping her. According to Page Six, Giuliana writes that things between her and Jerry were heart-shaped queefs and rainbows until he cheated on her with Ginger Spice.
“I was being two-timed for one of the lesser Spices?” she writes. Confronted, O’Connell told her, “ ‘Yeah, I know. I’m so sorry. I don’t know what happened.’ He had as much emotion as the customer-service representative who tells you your bags missed the flight.”
They broke up for a second, but got back together. That lasted about as long as a fried Twinkie casserole in front of Mama June’s face. Giuliana claims that Jerry quit her for good after meeting his now wife of 8 years Rebecca Romjin at a party in Vegas.
O’Connell wandered off. “Little did I know he was in the VIP area, talking up Rebecca. As a prelude to feeling up Rebecca.”
A week later, he departed for Las Vegas and stopped returning her calls. When she confronted him at his home, he refused to buzz her up.
“Nope. Sorry, homegirl,” he said, ending their relationship with: “Things change, but you take care, OK?”
Dumping a trick via a building intercom is like making someone come in on a Friday morning just so you can fire them. But the image of Jerry dropping that “sorry, homegirl” line on her after she tried to get him to buzz her in has taken me up, up and away.
And Giuliana’s ass needs to be taken away and jailed immediately for that ignorant “lesser spice” comment. Bitch needs more education! Ginger Spice isn’t the lesser Spice, because there are no lesser Spices. Choosing a lesser Spice Girl is like choosing a lesser of the Shiba Inu 6. It’s not possible! (But if I had to, I’d choose Sporty Spice. Fuck, here comes the screaming.) When I read that Giuliana accused Jerry of cheating on her with a lesser Spice, I pictured her walking in on him fucking a jar of dill seeds.
Here’s Giuliana whoring out her book for the paps in NYC today.