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Julie Chen angers her cohosts on 'The Talk' over Casey Anthony

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There's been lots of scuttlebutt about changes for the second season of The Talk, CBS' answer to The View, with the cohosts flipping faster than waterfront condos in 2005, but there's allegedly one big reason behind it all: the show's Julie Chen, who is apparently being a diva and getting the backing of her husband, CBS president Les Moonves. How you gonna argue with that?

The New York Post says Chen came back from a vacation in France with her hubby and decreed that the other women weren't allowed to talk about Casey Anthony in her absence, because she's the only one qualified to talk about the subject. She'd better tell that to every other news network on Earth.

"(Julie) said, 'My husband feels strongly that you should not be talking about news (without me), you are not news people,'" a source told the Post, who noted Sharon Osbourne's immediate reaction. "Sharon just said, 'I don't know about this.' She'd had enough."

Osbourne is taking a break from the show to spend time with her husband, but has said she'll be back. Meanwhile, cohost Leah Remini said she plans to quit (although there sounds like no love lost there, anyway) and Holly Robinson Peete has said she won't return for the second season. Cohost and producer Sara Gilbert would be back, though, so she and Julie can sit at a table and not talk.

[Photo: Julie and Les last month. Getty Images]

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[Last modified: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 1:45pm]

    

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