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Sharon Osbourne called out her former co-host, Sheryl Underwood, for saying she didn't reach out to apologize after their argument on "The Talk."

The 68-year-old British TV presenter clashed with Underwood, 57, during an episode of the CBS talk show on March 10. Osbourne defended her friend Piers Morgan against allegations of racism after he criticized Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

CBS announced "The Talk" was going on hiatus and launched an investigation after Osbourne and Underwood clashed on the set.

Osbourne was reportedly paid "up to $10 million" to walk away from the show in March. CBS stated Osbourne "did not align with our values for a respectful workplace".

Osbourne apologized to Underwood and the show's viewers on Twitter.com in March. However, Underwood claims Osbourne didn't reach out to her personally to apologize.

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Underwood went through her phone history as proof that Osbourne didn't get in touch.

Osbourne hit back by insisting she'd sent several text messages to Underwood.

"(I) not only sent these messages to Sheryl but I apologized to her in person in her dressing room," she told London's DailyMail.com.

Osbourne accused Underwood of deliberately attempting to blacklist her in America.

"Why are you saying I never apologized, Sheryl? What are you trying to do to me? Why are you trying to destroy my reputation? Just be honest. Tell me."

Underwood then allowed the Daily Mail to publish the text messages. One message read:

"Sheryl, My heart is heavy and I'm deeply saddened by the events that transpired on Wednesday. I don't want to lose my true friend over this. I'm sorry for telling you to f**k off during break, I'm sorry for accusing you of fake crying while we were live on air and I'm sorry for losing my temper with you."

The text continued:

"I felt shocked, scared and saddened by what felt like was a blind-sided attack. You know me. You know how I've always had your back. We've outlasted everyone on this show and that’s because we’ve always been a team and had each other's backs. I consider you a genuine friend. If you want to talk on the phone over the weekend I'm here. Once again from the bottom of my heart I'm sorry. Is there anything You need from me or that I can do to help you heal? Love and respect always — Sharon."

In another message sent on March 15, Osbourne wrote:

"Hi Sheryl. I know you're taking space and I don't want to disrespect that. I'm just reaching out because I want you (to) know I'm thinking about you. If you are willing, can we talk before Wednesday? Big kiss."

And her final text message, sent on March 18, read: "Sheryl I am thinking about you. Hope you are well. Sending my love."

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Sharon Osbourne was paid up to $10 million to walk away from CBS talk show "The Talk" after her on-set blow up with a co-star.

The 68-year-old Brit clashed with her American co-host Sheryl Underwood during the March 10 episode, when she defended her friend Piers Morgan against allegations of racism following his comments about Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

This prompted the network to pause production of the show while they launched an investigation.

The show has been off air for almost two weeks due to the controversy. Last week, CBS announced that Sharon Osbourne would not return to the show as her actions "did not align with our values for a respectful workplace".

An insider told the New York Post's gossip column Page Six that Osbourne took a substantial payout to walk away and not look back.

"Sharon is walking away with a $5 to $10 million minimum payout," a source said, with another source adding that the outspoken TV personality will "talk when she is ready. She still wants to give her side of the story. She has been on that show for 11 years and knows all the secrets".

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The short list of names to replace Osbourne includes actress Holly Robinson-Peete (pictured left), who accused Osbourne of calling her "too ghetto" to be part of the cast.

CBS confirmed The Talk will remain on hiatus for another two weeks before returning with Osbourne's replacement on 12 April.

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Sources have confirmed that Sharon Osbourne will not return to U.S. daytime show "The Talk" when it resumes production next month.

The British TV personality was let go after an on-air controversy with a co-host and allegations of racism.

Osbourne came under fire for her defense of fellow Brit newsman Piers Morgan's verbal attack on Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

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During the segment, co-host Sheryl Underwood, 2nd from right, suggested Morgan's comments about Markle were racist, but Osbourne, center, became upset, claiming Underwood's outburst inferred that she was a racist.

"I feel like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist," Osbourne grumbled.

Osbourne later apologized on Twitter to "anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said."

On March 15, insiders said Osbourne would not return to the show and that producers were quietly interviewing Osbourne's replacement -- possibly Holly Robinson-Peete, who claimed Osbourne said she was "too ghetto" for The Talk.

Then actress Leah Rimini recalled that Osbourne referred to former colleague Julie Chen as "slanty eyes" and lesbian actress Sara Gilbert a "pu--y licker."

Osbourne vigorously denied the allegations and claimed she hired bodyguards due to "death threats".

"The Talk" is set to return to CBS on April 12.
 

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Earlier, it was reported that embattled "The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne was officially canceled.

Now more details have emerged about Osbourne's apparent bigotry.

According to actress Leah Rimini, Osbourne called former colleague Julie Chen "slanty eyes" and lesbian actress Sara Gilbert a "pu--y licker."

Remini told journalist Yashar Ali that Osbourne flew into a rage when she believed Chen was trying to take center stage on the show.

Remini recalled an outburst by Osbourne during the morning show's first season.

"I mean, who the f–k does slanty eyes think she is? She shouldn't be pillow-talking with our boss," Osbourne allegedly said — referring to Chen and her husband, Les Moonves, who was the head of CBS at the time.

Osbourne allegedly called out Gilbert for not doing anything about Chen. "Why won't the pu**y licker do anything about the wonton?" and "Why won't the fish-eater be part of this discussion? She's the f**king executive producer."

Osbourne's publicist, Howard Bragman, told Ali in a statement, "The only thing worse than a disgruntled former employee is a disgruntled former talk show host."

He said Osbourne was "kind, collegial and friendly with her hosts... inviting them to her home in the UK and other gestures of kindness too many to name."

He added: "She will survive this, as she always has and her heart will remain open and good, because she refuses to let others take her down."

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Sharon Osbourne will not be on the set when CBS's "The Talk" returns from hiatus this week, according to insiders.

CBS paused The Talk on Monday -- canceling several shows -- as producers "investigate" comments made by co-host Osbourne about her friend, Piers Morgan.

While the investigation is ongoing, word has it that producers are quietly interviewing Osbourne's replacement -- possibly Holly Robinson-Peete, who claimed Osbourne said she was "too ghetto" for The Talk.

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The Talk may restart filming on Wednesday -- without Osbourne at the table, according to Variety.

Drama ensued last week when Piers Morgan slammed Meghan Markle for her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. Morgan called Markle a "Pinocchio princess" who lied about being suicidal.

He abruptly walked off the set of Good Morning Britain and quit when his co-host called him out about his Markle comments.

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Osbourne, who was born in London, rushed to her fellow countryman's defense, which upset her American co-hosts including comedienne Sheryl Underwood.

"While you are standing by your friend, it appears that you are giving validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist," said Underwood, who is Black.

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Osbourne then asked: "So if I like Piers and he's seen as racist, I'm racist? Is that what you're saying?"

Osbourne, who doesn't understand Americans' tendency to see racism in everything, asked Underwood to tell her what "racist" statement Morgan uttered.

Osbourne later apologized on Twitter to "anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said."

She said she "panicked" and "felt blindsided" by CBS and Underwood, who had a long list of accusatory questions for Osbourne.

"I'm a big girl. I'm a professional," Osbourne said. "However, CBS blindsided me. I don't know why they did it to me. The showrunners told me it came from executives to do this to me."

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CBS talk show "The Talk" is going on a break while the network probes a heated conversation that occurred when co-host Sharon Osbourne defended her friend, Piers Morgan, last week.

Morgan slammed Meghan Markle for her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, then he quit his coveted job at ITV's Good Morning Britain.

Osbourne rushed to his defense, which upset her American co-hosts including Sheryl Underwood, who said, "While you are standing by your friend, it appears that you are giving validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist."

Osbourne then asked: "So if I like Piers and he's seen as racist, I'm racist? Is that what you're saying?"

After the episode aired, Osbourne apologized on Twitter for her comments and to "anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said."

She said she was "panicked, felt blindsided [and] got defensive."

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Then actress Holly Robinson-Peete (left) chimed in, saying Osbourne, 68, played a role in getting her fired from The Talk after Osbourne (right) said Peete was "too ghetto" for the show.

"I'm old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too 'ghetto' for #theTalk... then I was gone," Peete, 56, tweeted last week.

"I bring this up now bc I was mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took w/her co host who remained calm & respectful because...she HAD to..."

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