Will comedian Sheryl Underwood be the next target of Julie Chen’s wrath on The Talk??? I don’t know about you, but Julie, aka Mrs. CBS, makes me nervous. Check out the details after the jump…
Out? Sheryl Underwood is reportedly being axed from The Talk
No sooner has a new season of The Talk began than it is already claiming another victim.
Not content with allegedly being behind the firings of Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete, moderator Julie Chen is already trying to axe comedian Sheryl Underwood from the panel.
And not only that, but she cannot wait for Saturday Night Live’s Molly Shannon’s guest-hosting gig to end, according to the Enquirer.
‘Julie believes they made a mistake by adding Sheryl to the panel. She thinks Sheryl’s comedy is too crude for daytime TV’, a source told the magazine.
‘Julie doesn’t mince words – she says Sheryl’s vulgar style isn’t a good fit.’
According to the Enquirer she was particularly upset when Sheryl made light of a discussion about Russell Armstrong.
Julie Chen, 41, is married to CBS chief Les Moonves.
New panel: The show returned for its second season with the addition of Molly Shannon and Sheryl Underwood
Sharon Osbourne, who went on a break to spend time with her husband and is also reported to have clashed with Chen, has returned to the show.
The source told the Enquirer: ‘Julie didn’t like Holly and Leah, and now she’s made it obvioyus that she’s not happy with Sheryl and Molly.
‘At this point it looks like it may turn into the ‘Julie, Sara and Sharon show.’
The Talk, which features a panel of hosts discussing controversial maternal topics and current news, premiered in October, 2010, with co-hosts, creator and executive producer Sara Gilbert, 36, Chen as the moderator, Leah Remini, 41, Holly Robinson Peete, 46, Sharon Osbourne, 58, and Marissa Jaret Winokur, 38, as a special correspondent.
Winokur was asked to leave the show in January.
Partners: Julie Chen is said to rule with an iron fist since she is married to CBS President Les Moonves
Original cast: (Clockwise from L) Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, Marissa Jaret Winokur, show creator Sara Gilbert and Leah Remini
A source told the New York Post Chen is wreaking havoc on the set with cast changes, with insiders referring to the show as ‘the Les Moonves show starring his annoying wife’.
Chen’s husband Les Moonves, 61, has been President and CEO of CBS since January, 2006, previously serving as co-president and co-COO of Viacom.
He is widely recognised as one of the most influential leaders in the entertainment industry.
A CBS spokesman had not responded to request for comment at press time.