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'The Talk': Leah Remini Says Sharon Osbourne Had Her Fired For Being 'Ghetto'

The Talk Leah Remini Fired

First Posted: 03/14/2012 11:38 am Updated: 03/14/2012 10:44 pm

Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete have been off "The Talk" since summer 2011, but Remini is finally opening up about her firing. The actress took to Twitter to discuss her dismissal from the CBS talk show.

Why was she let go from the talk show? Because of Sharon Osbourne, Remini told her followers.


Leah Remini
ask Sharon. she had us fired.

Remini, Peete, Osbourne, Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert and Marissa Jaret Winokur were the original hosts of "The Talk" when it premiered on CBS in 2010. Winokur left the series midway through Season 1, but Peete and Remini finished out the season. After a summer of contract rumors, Peete and Remini were dropped from the series. Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler joined the cast in Season 2.

Remini told her followers that Osbourne had her and Peete removed from the series because they were "ghetto."


Leah Remini
Sharon thought me and Holly were "Ghetto", (her words) we were not funny, awkward and didn't know ourselves

When pressed for details, Remini told her followers that Osbourne made those statements during an interview with Howard Stern.

"Some people dont really know who they are," Osbourne told Stern, "and you have to know who you are when you're in something like this."

Osbourne took to Twitter to shoot down Remini's claims. "Leah knows that I have never been in the position to hire or fire anyone on the show," she tweeted.

"That being said, my only wish is that Leah would just stop all this negative, unprofessional, and childish behavior," Osbourne said.


Sharon Osbourne
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.

While she may not be yakking it up on "The Talk," Remini has booked a new gig. The "King of Queens" actress signed on to star opposite J.K. Simmons and Kyle Bornheimer in a new ABC comedy pilot.

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