Report: Julie Chen Fired Co-Host Holly Robinson Peete From 'The Talk'
Holly Robinson Peete has been officially fired from the CBS talk show 'The Talk.' The New York Post reports that co-host Julie Chen was the one who gave Peete the pink slip. The axing comes days after Leah Remini was also fired. Special correspondent Marissa Jaret Winokur was let go in January.
According to reports, Chen has threatened her co-hosts that her network president husband, Les Moonves, could fire them: "My husband Les Moonves can fire your a**** any day."
Peete wrote in her blog today about the dismissal: "After weeks in limbo, I was finally 'officially' given word from CBS today that I have not been picked up for the 2nd season of 'The Talk.' I realize there have been several reports and 'leaks' for sometime to this effect but until today I was not contractually released which prevented me from moving on and finding other work."
She added: "While I am relieved to have this closure, it doesn't diminish my disappointment one bit about not continuing with a show I worked very hard to launch and love dearly. But I've been around long enough to know that while you cannot control certain situations you can control how you respond to them."
Peete concluded: "Thank you to CBS for a tremendous opportunity to realize a long held dream of mine to host a daytime talk show. I learned so much and will cherish and build upon my experience. Best of all I made some friends for life."
Remini broke her silence about her firing on Twitter: "It’s official: I am sorry to say that I have NOT been asked back on the show."
There was no direct reasoning for the dismissals, but according to Deadline.com: "It’s the Les Moonves show starring his annoying wife," an insider said.