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Sharon Osbourne, on hand to represent The Talk during a TCA panel today for CBS’ daytime shows, revealed she has not been formally asked to return as a judge on NBC’s summer hit America’s Got Talent. “They’ve asked Howard [Stern] back,” she said. “They haven’t asked me back. Who knows?” During the panel session held on the Price Is Right Stage at CBS Television City, Osbourne was asked about her tweet last week that suggested she would be leaving her other job as a judge on Talent. “You know, with the greatest respect to everyone here, we are here to talk about the No. 1 network in the world, that is CBS,” she said. “It’s not appropriate at this time.” But afterward, she was asked whether she would come back to Talent if asked. “I don’t know, six years is a long time to be on any show,” she replied. “I have to think about me and what I want to do. I’m so fuckin’ old — I don’t know.”
On the sidelines, Osbourne also offered spunky comments on two other topics: the Olympics‘ opening ceremony in her home country, and the departure of Leah Remini as a host on The Talk. (Earlier, Remini appeared before journalists to talk about her new ABC comedy Family Tools and expressed some lingering unhappiness about that decision.) On Remini: “I never had a falling out with Leah, ever. But Leah is an actress in everything: you know you are employed, but you don’t know for how long. I’m surprised at how she took it…that’s the way it is in this industry. Being born into this industry, I know how it goes. Enjoy your five minutes.” If her own “five minutes” in front of the camera ends, “Fuck, I’m 60 years old. I’ll go back to the music industry.”
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Both on the panel and off, Osbourne cracked wise about the London Summer Olympics. When other panelists talked about the prospects of getting Olympic athletes as guests on their shows, Osbourne chirped: “But we won’t have any English, they haven’t won anything.” After the session, she was asked what she thought of the Opening Ceremony: “I didn’t watch it; it’s bloody boring, to see a [comedy sequence] with the Queen coming out of a bloody plane.”
The CBS panel also included Peter Bergman of The Young And The Restless, Heather Tom of The Bold And The Beautiful, The Price Is Right host Drew Carey, The Talk‘s Julie Chen and Wayne Brady of Let’s Make A Deal.
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