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