“The Talk” Is Now On Extended Hiatus As Leah Remini Reports On Sharon’s Past Racist And Homophobic Talk
Don’t bother looking for a new episode of The Talk today, CBS hasn’t decided if Sharon Osbourne’s continued employment is compatible with having “a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace” just yet. According to Sharon’s former co-host Leah Remini, it sure as hell wasn’t back when she was on the show. Entertainment Tonight reports that Leah told journalist Yashar Ali that Sharon “frequently” used racist and homophobic language when talking about co-hosts Julie Chen and Sara Gilbert. Leah also backed up Holly Robinson Peete’s claims that Sharon used the word “ghetto” and says that Sharon also referred to her “as a WOP and Guinea.” Meanwhile, Sharon still insists she’s not racist in the least, so it looks like CBS has got a real mystery on their hands!
Sara Gilbert (aka Darlene from Roseanne and The Conners) and bohemian mystic Linda Perry of 4 Non Blondes have called it quits after almost six years of marriage. Whenever a celebrity lesbian couple with kids splits up, a member of that anti-gay group One Million Moms gets her bat wings, so that’s some shitty news with which to start your weekend off.
Roseanne Barr knows better than anyone that nobody can hurt you as deeply as your own pretend family. In an interview with The Washington Post (why tho?), Roseanne accused her pretend daughter, Sara Gilbert, of ruining her career and destroying her life. I know, I know! I too thought thought Ambien had ruined Roseanne’s career. I guess the good folks at Sanofi-Aventis will sleep soundly tonight knowing they no longer have the blood of Roseanne’s mangled career on their hands.
The Conners premiered last night and as expected, they wasted no time in killing off Roseanne. Also as expected, the writers killed her off with an opioid overdose. Roseanne knew this day was coming, but she sure as hell isn’t happy about the way her character went out.
It’s been more than four months since ABC cancelled Roseanne. Since then, a lot has happened. Roseanne has remained supremely messy. ABC brought back Roseanne but changed the name to The Conners. Through it all, the rest of the main cast hasn’t really said too much, save for the odd tweet denouncing Roseanne’s twitter racism, or John Goodman’s confession that he was pretty depressed when the show was canned. Well, Sara Gilbert, John, and Laurie Metcalf have been talking to People, and of course they talked about Roseanne’s exit.
As expected, TV Line is reporting that ABC has ordered a spin-off of their Roseanne revival tentatively titled The Conners. Just like that, the Roseanne in Roseanne disappears into the Roseanne graveyard of things we never speak of again, like Dan’s death, or Lonnie Anderson.