*If you believe the tabloids, Sheryl Underwood’s new gig on “The Talk” is now in jeopardy.
replaced original co-host Leah Remini at the left end of the table, the
comedian is rumored to be next on moderator’s Julie Chen chopping
block, according to the National Enquirer. The tabloid also reports that
Chen “cannot wait” for Molly Shannon’s guest-hosting turn – replacing
Holly Robinson Peete – to come to an end.
“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 Enquirer. “Julie
doesn’t mince words – she says Sheryl’s vulgar style isn’t a good fit.”
to the Enquirer Chen was particularly upset when Sheryl made light of a
discussion about suicide during a talk about “Real Housewives of
Beverly Hills” husband Russell Armstrong.
Meanwhile, after the
contracts for Holly and Leah were not renewed, it was alleged that Chen
had been warning her co-hosts that her husband could fire them, says the
“The Talk” 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.
The Enquirer’s source said: “Julie
didn’t like Holly and Leah, and now she’s made it obvious 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.’”
New York Post is quoting another unnamed source who says Chen, who is
married to CBS President and CEO Les Moonves, is wreaking havoc on the
set with cast changes, and insiders are referring to the show as “the
Les Moonves show starring his annoying wife.”