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Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood still at odds after ‘The Talk’ race flap


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It’s been nearly a week since Sharon Osbourne flipped on Sheryl Underwood for questioning her defense of Piers Morgan’s controversial comments about Meghan Markle on “The Talk,” and the co-hosts still have not reconciled.

“Sharon is pissed at Sheryl because she feels like she helped sow a seed that she’s racist, and [Osbourne]’s unable to rationalize that that’s not what happened,” an insider on the CBS daytime show told Page Six.

In fact, the insider said, Osbourne went crazy after the show and screamed, “I’m getting my lawyers!”

Osbourne issued a lengthy apology to those she offended in the black community but did not mention Underwood.

A source close to Osbourne, however, told us she did reach out to Underwood personally.

“She texted her a very detailed, emotional and heartfelt apology on Friday. It was very personal and Sheryl did not get back to her,” the source said.

Osbourne later gave an interview to Variety magazine in which she lashed out against CBS for blindsiding her with the segment.

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But sources told us it was Osbourne who initially wanted to talk about Morgan and Markle on the show.

“Whenever Sharon is in the news, she always goes to the producers and wants to address it on the show. She was aggressive about supporting Piers on social media and got dragged for it.

Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood still at odds after ‘The Talk’ race flap
Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood are “still at odds” following their recent “Talk” spat.CBS

“She came to work after being labeled racist on Twitter and asked to address what was going on online. She [was not] blindsided by CBS,” the insider said.


Osbourne was initially going to address it in a monologue, but “30-35 minutes” before going live, we’re told, producers changed their minds and decided they wanted a discussion between the hosts.

The insider continued, “Everyone knew there was going to be a discussion. Sharon was already hyper-emotional, and she was expecting cover from Sheryl, and then she felt attacked. She blames Sheryl. In the post-show meeting, she screamed, ‘I’m getting my lawyers!’”

The Osbourne source explained, “Sharon expected maybe two questions, not a 20-minute segment on it. It broke precedent, and to make matters worse, [the ladies] had a come-to-Jesus moment a few weeks ago, vowing to have each other’s backs. For her to get attacked the way she did, felt very painful.”

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CBS announced it was investigating the exchange after Osbourne dropped the “F bomb” twice, including yelling, “I can’t be racist. I’m a [bleeping] Jew.”

And Page Six exclusively revealed co-host Elaine Welteroth and her hairstylist have complained there is an alleged “racially insensitive and hostile environment” on the show.

The investigation comes after years of other high-profile scandals involving toxic work environment and racial allegations at the network.

A rep for CBS has not commented, but released a statement Friday following the announcement.

“We are committed to diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace,” they said.

“The Talk” suspended live episodes and aired previously recorded shows Monday and Tuesday. They are expected to return to live shows Wednesday.


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