Leah Remini: Sharon Osbourne Got Me Fired!

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Seven months after getting fired from The Talk, Leah Remini is finally ready to talk ... and lay the blame squarely at the feet of co-star Sharon Osbourne.

Responding to comments from Osbourne, Remini, 41, opened up about why she and fellow co-host Holly Robinson Peete were let go after one season.

"Sharon thought me and Holly were 'ghetto' ... not funny, awkward and didn't know ourselves," Remini Tweeted. "She has the power that was given to her."

Remini and Osbourne

Remini began tweeting in reaction to an interview Osbourne, 59, gave on The Howard Stern Show. Osbourne rebuffed Remini's accusations Tuesday.

"In response to Leah Remini's continuous comments that I had her fired, let me just go on record to say I had absolutely nothing to do with her departure."

"I have no idea why she continues to take to Twitter to spread this false gossip."

"Leah knows that I have never been in the position to hire or fire anyone on the show," she continued. "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."

Remini and Robinson Peete's exits followed that of Marissa Jaret Winokur, who left the show in January 2011. After several guest co-hosts, Remini and Robinson Peete were permanently replaced by Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood.

Sara Gilbert and Julie Chen also appear on the daytime chat fest, CBS' version of the The View. The Talk was recently renewed for a third season by CBS.

Despite Osbourne's comments Tuesday, Remini doesn't seem to be backing down anytime soon. In fact, she pretty much stated that she won't be.

"If someone wants me to stop, they should call a lawyer and tell them what I am NOT telling the truth about," she said. "We can go from there."


I agree, the show is not the same without Leah. I have stopped watching.


I really liked Leah and Holly and feel there was a great mix at the table. Leah, was the one that was not afraid to be herself and told it like it was. It's too bad Holly and Leah were fired, they made the show. It just doesn't appeal to me now.


Leah Remini is so ridiculously full of herself its a wonder ANYONE will hire her!! Shes over the top svengali like on twitter.. Has ppl calling her mamabear and she even "tucks in" her tightknit group of ass kissers on twitter.. yes, i said tucks in, as into bed when she signs off for the night..shes becoming a joke. as for her feud with sharon. its about time someone..ANYONE called Leah out for her endless bitter pity party . she encourages her fans to harass and bully the new hosts and even the original hosts on facebook and twitter. Maybe its scientology..maybe just her over inflated ego. whatever it is, I am pretty sure she will not last in her new show or she will once again be replaced. she was great on KofQ. but thats it.. shes a one trick pony. playing rude, classless bitches isnt that much of a stretch for her. Kudos sharom O.


Sharon Osbourne is Euro trash and does not belong on any television show. Sharon and Julie ruin the Talk. Never saw it with Leah and Holly on the show but the current crew are boring. Holly is not ghetto. Leah should speak for herself. She is definitely ghetto.


I liked both,Leah and Sharon, now talk about getto,Ms.Underwood can say bye-bye, she is not that funny on the talk.Ms. Underwood should stick with stand up comedy.


Big mouth bitch Leah just mad because The Talk was picked up without her! If u want to be taken seriously, Leah, shut the fuck up!! I equally liked the first season with Leah and Holly, but don't be going around pointing fingers just because ur bitter!


I watched the Talk everyday before Leah and Holly were let go. I think the way they were fired was awful and handled badly. I tried to watch afterwards but can not stand it. I can't understand a word Sherrie Underwood says. One of the reasons I enjoyed the show was people didn't try to talk all at once. The Talk is no longer enjoyable so I do not watch it.


I love Leah! Who cares if shes a Scientologist? Shes awesome! She doesn't hold anything back, but shes not ghetto! Holly Robinson Peete IS ghetto, for sure! I have despised her ever since she was on Celebrity Apprentice. What has she even done since Hangin' with Mr. Cooper??? NOTHING!! I don't know why they picked her to host in the first place! Glad shes gone! But, if in fact they DID both get fired for being ghetto, it doesnt make much sense to replace them with Sheryl Underwood??!!! wtf? She is a million times more ghetto than either one of them!! JustMyOpinion


Why is that Sharon can go on Howard Stern and comment about it, yet Leah says something on her Twitter account and she is Ghetto? Sharon better watch her step because if Leah and Holly were fired so can she. Only one safe there is the Julie, since its her husbands network. If Sharon gets too much press, Julie might get rid of her too!


Well, Ms. Remini does live up to her rep as a "ghetto girl!" Loud-mouth, uneducated and a one-note tune of belligerent behavior. Ms. Peet, on the other hand, is smart and lady-like. Leave it to ghetto girl to speak for both of them. Ms. Peet has moved on and up...

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