CBS Launches Internal Review Into Sharon Osbourne After On-Air Fight


This week has been a wild ride for CBS, "The Talk", and Sharon Osbourne.

As we previously told you, there was a heated exchange midweek when Osbourne got into it with co-host Sheryl Underwood, with Osbourne trying to defend her friend Piers Morgan, telling Sheryl that she shouldn't be the one crying, and demanding that she tell her when Piers had made racist statements in the past. CLICK HERE to watch that video.

Osbourne was silent about the on-air incident until Friday, when she put out a statement on Instagram apologizing. CLICK HERE to read that.

Many people thought that with the apology, it may be the end of it. Quite the contrary. Two new developments occurred on Friday, both pretty big.

First, former "The Talk" co-host Holly Robinson Peete broke her silence, saying that Osbourne had complained that Peete was "too ghetto" for the show, and insinuated that it led to her dismissal after the show's first season in 2011.

She wrote, "“I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too ‘ghetto’ for ‘The Talk’…then I was gone. I bring this up now [because] I was mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took [with] her co-host who remained calm & respectful…she HAD to.”

Then came the news that CBS had decided to have an internal review on the dust-up this week, with the network telling Deadline: "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."

It remains to be seen if the show will be back as normal next week, or if this will be addressed on-air.

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