The bad blood between former costars Leah Remini and Sharon Osbourne is spilling over into the Twitterverse.
Last fall, Remini and fellow co-host Holly Robinson Peete were let go from “The Talk,” without any comment from the network or producers.
After remaining silent about the peculiar circumstances for more than six months, Remini took to Twitter earlier this week to finally vent about her firing, revealing for the first time who she blames for losing her job: fellow co-host Sharon Osbourne. (And all this time, people have been pointing fingers at “diva” Julie Chen, who’s married to CBS president Les Moonves.)
And Remini used some strong words in her claim.
“Sharon thought me and Holly were “Ghetto”, (her words) we were not funny, awkward and didn’t know ourselves,” Remini wrote, adding, “she had us fired all the while calling me and holly her friend. heartbreaking.”
Now Osbourne is firing back with a response on her own Twitter, going on the record to say she had nothing to do with their ousters.
“I had absolutely nothing to do w her departure from the show & have no idea why she continues to take to Twitter to spread this false gossip,” Osbourne wrote. “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,” Osbourne added.
Moving on she is; Remini has been cast in the ABC fall pilot, “White Man Van,” playing a free-spirited Bohemian character in the sitcom about a family handyman business, also starring Kyle Bornheimer and J.K. Simmons.
CBS recently renewed “The Talk,” featuring co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler and Osbourne, for a third season.
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