In 2010, Leah Remini was cast as one of the original hosts on the daytime talk show “The Talk.” The star loudly bantered with fellow hosts Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson-Peete, and Marissa Jaret Winokur. But by August 2011, both Remini and Robinson-Peete were fired after completing just one season on the CBS chatfest. Remini later claimed Osbourne was behind her ouster, according to Us Weekly. “Sharon said we weren’t funny and ghetto,” Remini wrote on Twitter in 2012.
Ten years later, Osbourne was still denying ever using the “ghetto” term or having anything to do with Remini and Robinson-Peete’s firings. “As I have stated before, I have never had the ability/authority to get anyone fired from The Talk,” Osbourne tweeted in March 2021, according to E! News.
Even without the feud with Osbourne, Remini expressed her reservations about being a talk show host. In a 2015 interview on ‘Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Remini admitted that starting on “The Talk” was “scary.” “You have to know what you’re going to say, and especially dealing with celebrities,” Remini revealed. “There are certain things, you know, publicists tell you: ‘Don’t talk about this. Don’t talk about that.’ And it’s really quite annoying,”