Sharon Osbourne has opened up again about her unhappiness with NBC, savaging the network and NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“The outspoken reality personality continues to lash out at the network that employed her as a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’ after a public falling out over her son Jack Osbourne’s role in its summer reality entry ‘Stars Earn Stripes,’” the publication reports.
Osbourne, who recently compared NBC to the Titanic, said Greenblatt is “not well,” after Greenblatt reportedly lashed out at Osbourne over the Titanic comment.
“NBC reality chief Paul Telegdy, meanwhile, told THR recently that while the network has five years of options on Osbourne, ‘You can never really coerce a performer into performing if they don’t want to. We don’t want to force anyone to do one of the best jobs in TV,’” the story reports.
NBC declined to comment on the latest verbal volley from Osbourne.
Here are a few highlights from the interview:
THR: Are you still planning on leaving America’s Got Talent?
Sharon Osbourne: Oh God, yes! I’ve left. I’m gone. I won’t go back. Greatest show, I love the show, but I really don’t like NBC, and that’s why I wouldn’t go back. I don’t like them; they treat their talent like shit! Not that I’m a talent, but I’m an employee, and they treat you like shit.
THR: Have you negotiated out of your contract?
Osbourne: They don’t want me, and I don’t want them. I never want to hear from them again.
THR: Have you spoken with Bob Greenblatt?
Osbourne: No. I asked to see him, but he wouldn’t see me. I asked to see him a good four to five weeks ago; sent him an e-mail. But he wouldn’t see me.
THR: You’ve had no correspondence with him?
Osbourne: No. I went on the David Letterman show, and then he sent an e-mail to my agent saying he didn’t like it when I said the word Titanic. I didn’t know that he had anything to do with the Titanic. Why should he care if I used or say the word Titanic. I don’t think he’s well, bless him.
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