It used to be the wife of the se.xual predator who got everyone fired, but now it is the former reality star turned host who has people fired if they seem even a whiff more popular than she.
Predator: Les Moonves
Wife: Julie Chen
Reality star turned host: Sharon Osbourne
Marie Osmond’s ‘Talk’ exit thanks to Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood
Marie Osmond was ousted from daytime show “The Talk” after fellow hosts Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood went to CBS execs and threatened to quit unless Osmond was canned, Page Six has exclusively learned.
It was announced earlier this month that Osmond would not return to the show after just one season as a co-host. She gave the quintessential showbiz excuse of wanting to spend more time with family and to “pursue other projects.”
But a CBS insider told Page Six, “Marie did not leave of her own accord, although she was encouraged to spin her departure that way.
“Show veterans Sharon and Sheryl threatened to quit unless Marie was canned. They pushed her to quit but when she didn’t, they made an ultimatum to the network.” Meanwhile, fellow co-host Carrie Ann Inaba “pleaded with execs for Marie to stay but she wasn’t successful changing their minds.” – Source