Entries in The Talk (5)


CBS Sued over Concept for "The Talk"

James White/CBS via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- An author has sued CBS and Sony Television over the network's daytime program The Talk, claiming she came up with the concept for the show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Angela Wilder says she registered an idea for a show with the Writers Guild of America in 2006 titled "The Mothers' Hood," revolving around issues that mothers can relate to.

Wilder says she pitched the idea in 2008 to an executive with Sony Television, but was turned down.  However, she claims, her idea eventually led to the launch of The Talk two years later.

The Talk was created by actress and co-host Sara Gilbert.

CBS says in statement, "It's one thing to get sued over a project that was pitched to us but quite a stretch to be sued over a pitch that was made to somebody else.  Ms. Wilder's alleged offering to Sony played absolutely no part in the creation of The Talk.  We’ll vigorously defend this case and expect to prevail."

Wilder, who authored a book in 2004 about relationship imbalances titled Powerful Mate Syndrome, is the ex-wife of Los Angeles Lakers great James Worthy.

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Julie Chen, "Talk" Women Go Makeup-Free

James White/CBS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The women of The Talk bared it all for the season premiere Monday.

Hosts Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler went makeup-free Monday, clad only in towels and robes.

The idea was to be in keeping with the show’s philosophy.

“We kind of tell it like it is,” Chen told People, a few days before the premiere. “We decided the ultimate way to be real and authentic would be to go on without our fake hair, fake eyelashes, five pounds of TV makeup.”

Chen had her fears though. “I had a lot of trepidation when we decided to do this,” she told the magazine. “We know there are people who are going to say, ‘Oh, my God, no wonder they wear so much makeup.’”

“Luckily, what makes our show work is that the women who sit at that table are comfortable enough in their own skin that we’ll all take that risk,” she added.

They also invited a guest on the CBS show who has no fear stripping away the artifice: Jamie Lee Curtis joined the hosts au naturel.

“What you guys did here today was breathtaking,” Curtis said. “A moment in television history.”

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Sharon Osbourne Discusses Breast Implant Removal on 'The Talk'

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- In her return to the CBS daytime program The Talk on Thursday, Sharon Osbourne let viewers know what she was up to while on hiatus from the show. The most notable aspect of her break: she had her breast implants removed.

Osbourne said, "One morning I woke up and one of my boobies was kind of much longer than the other. So I'm thinking, this isn't right." The America's Got Talent judge said a surgeon explained to her that one of her implants had leaked into the wall of her stomach. Now that she's ditched the implants, she said, she no longer feels "like I have a waterbed laying on my chest anymore."

Osbourne previously stated that she went on hiatus from The Talk to spend more time with her husband, rocker Ozzy Osbourne.

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Kris Jenner, Sheryl Underwood Joining 'The Talk' 

The current cast of The Talk (with guest Ozzy Osbourne). Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- CBS' The Talk is filling the gaps left behind by the departures of a few co-hosts.

Variety reports Kardashian mom Kris Jenner will serve as a fill-in for Sharon Osbourne, who's going on hiatus. In addition, comedian/radio personality Sheryl Underwood will join Sara Gilbert and Julie Chen on a temporary basis for season two of The Talk.

Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete were reportedly dropped from the chat show's lineup.

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'The Talk' Debuts on CBS 

Photo Courtesy - CBS Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- CBS' answer to The View premiered Monday.  The Talk, hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur, aired its debut episode, featuring guest Christie Brinkley.

Robinson Peete was moved to tears during the show's opening moments because she said she was happy she has "a job."  The co-hosts later displayed some of the give-and-take typically seen on The View when they discussed how parents should approach the topic of sex with their children.

The Talk airs weekdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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