Leah Remini: Sharon Osbourne Had Me Fired From ‘The Talk’

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Peete, Remini, and Osbourne. (Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

Well, this is definitely something to talk about. Leah Remini went on a Twitter tirade Monday accusing Sharon Osbourne of being the mastermind behind her firing from CBS' "The Talk" last August. That rumor had been floating at the time of her departure, but the official word from producers was that the contracts for the former "King of Queens" actress, as well as Holly Robinson Peete, were not picked up for the second season. Now Remini, 41, is making it known that Osbourne, 58, was behind it all. "Sharon thought me and Holly were 'Ghetto', (her words) we were not funny, awkward and didn't know ourselves," the actress tweeted. In a follow-up, she wrote that Ozzy's wife had admitted as much in an interview with Howard Stern, adding, "Sharon said she asked 4 us to be fired."

Not one to back down from a good argument, Osbourne took to her own Twitter account to defend herself — and, of course, get in a good jab or two at Remini. "I had absolutely nothing to do w her departure from the show & have no idea why she continues to take to Twitter to spread this false gossip," she said in her first of six tweets on the matter. "Leah knows that I have never been in the position to hire or fire anyone on the show. 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."

So far, Peete — who has a cameo in the new "21 Jump Street" — has yet to respond to her former co-workers' war of words.

"The Talk" replaced Remini and Peete with actress Aisha Tyler and comedienne Sheryl Underwood, who joined creator and co-host Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, and Osbourne when Season 2 premiered last September. Although ratings initially took a small dip with the new panel, they have since come up and are about the same as the first season.

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