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Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O'Donnell are reportedly not speaking to each other.
The chat show hosts have apparently fallen out over Oprah's decision to drop Rosie's talk show from her OWN network because of poor ratings. The problems are believed to have started when Oprah first called the comedienne to deliver the news.
"It was a very strained conversation, obviously. Oprah wanted to handle the announcement of the cancellation in a professional and dignified manner. Rosie thanked Oprah for the opportunity and ended the conversation very abruptly," a source said.
Sharon Osbourne has been accused of getting two stars of The Talk fired.
Leah Remini - who was axed from the discussion show in August along with Holly Robinson Peete - claims the outspoken showbiz matriarch had the pair dismissed because she thought they were "ghetto and awkward."
"Sharon thought me and Holly were 'ghetto'...we were not funny, awkward and didn't know ourselves. She has the power that was given to her," she wrote on her Twitter.
However, Sharon - the wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne - slammed her "childish" former co-host's claims as "false gossip."
"In response to Leah Remini's continuous comments that I had her fired from The Talk, let me just go on the record to say I had absolutely nothing to do with her departure from the show and have no idea why she continues to take to Twitter to spread this false gossip. Leah knows that I have never been in the position to hire or fire anyone on the show. That being said, my only wish is that Leah would just stop all this negative, unprofessional and childish behavior. It's been seven months ... it's time to move on. Leah is a very talented actress and I only wish her happiness and success. I know that better things are to come if she can just get beyond all this negativity," she wrote on her Twitter.
Sharon Osbourne is taking a break from The Talk to spend more time with her husband. The 58-year-old star insists she is not leaving the discussion program for good, but she will not be on the panel when the show returns after its summer break in September because she wants to be with her spouse, rocker Ozzy Osbourne when he comes off tour.
"I've kept it no secret that I really miss my husband. He'll have been on tour for 18 months by the time it's over. I've spent a lot of time away from him. He gets a break at the end of September and so I've asked for a little break so I can be with him. I don't want to give it up. It's a great, great show. We've all worked really hard over the last year. I'm not going to walk away from that. I just need some real good quality time to be with my hubby."
One reason Sharon wants to return is the close bond she has with co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini: "I'm very close to the women on the show. I didn't think that I would be [because] none of us knew each other going into it. We just didn't know each other socially."
Sharon's close friend, however, America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon thinks The Talk will struggle without her. "She's marvelous. She's the caregiver to us all. She just calms us all down."
Oprah Winfrey taped her final show this week, and Chicago was brimming with A-listers who came to help her say good-bye. A massive stage was added to the United Center, which was packed with more than 20,000 fans.
Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Madonna, Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Diane Sawyer, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx and many others were in attendance, including Chicago hero Michael Jordan. Oprah's finale shows will air on Monday and Tuesday.
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It’s official: All My Children has been canceled. ABC delivered the news in a shocking double elimination, axing AMC and One Life to Live on the same day.
Kelly Ripa, who played Hayley Vaughan Santos on the series, has already released a statement. “All My Children means so much more to me than any place,” she said of the set where she and husband Mark Consuelos met. “We had our children there, it was a big part of our lives, and I think that to cancel a show that has been on television for so many years, what are you going to replace it with?”
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Susan Lucci, soap opera Queen, recently appeared on Good Morning America to talk about the possibility that All My Children’s epic run may be coming to an end. You can hear her comments in the video above. News first broke on TV Squad that ABC was considering calling it quits on the long-running soap.
But, Lucci didn’t have a whole lot to offer on the rumors. “We’ll see,” she said of possible cancellation. Lucci also said the show has many “passionate” fans in its corner. But ratings for the show are dramatically down (34% from last year), and it’s in last place.
And that does not bode well for the soap, which has been on the air since 1970. Lucci has been with the show for its entire run.
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Good Morning America took a moment to be somber on Wednesday in honor of legendary actress, the late Elizabeth Taylor. Barbara Walters made an appearance to pay tribute to the incomparable star, which you can see in the video above.
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The day I first dreamed about over two years ago has finally came true.
This morning on Live with Regis and Kelly, Regis Philbin said this would be his “last year on this show.”
Philbin, who is just two years shy of hitting his 30-year anniversary on the program, gave no specific reason for deciding to retire now.
“It's been a long time," he explained. "It's been 28 years since I’ve been here and it was the biggest thrill of my life to come back to New York, where I grew up as a kid watching TV in the early days, you know -- never even dreaming that I would one day have the ability, or whatever it takes, to get in front of the camera and talk to it.”
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Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:
- Aarti Party (Food Network) – Season 2
- Adventure Time (Cartoon) – Season 3
- Auction Hunters (Spike) – Season 2
- The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) – Renewed through 2012-13
- Cupcake Wars (Food Network) – Season 2
- Dexter (Showtime) – Season 6
- Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (Syfy) – Season 2
- Funny or Die Presents (HBO) – Season 2
- Ghost Hunters International (Syfy) – Season 3
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Kids -- let's not try to figure out how this would even work. Cookie Monster wants to be the host of Saturday Night Live and we need to make this happen.
In an attempt branch out "beyond his cookie-eating career," the self-proclaimed "cookie enthusiast" has created the audition tape above to land a hosting gig on the NBC program. In the clip, you can watch the Sesame Street character in a MacGruber-esque sketch ("Macarooner"), a news segment and a musical performance (as Monster Gaga).
Like what you see? Then become a fan of Cookie Monster's Facebook page.
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