Everybody doesn't love sitcom star PATRICIA HEATON – particularly SHARON OSBOURNE!
“The Talk” host is furious with the “Everybody Loves Raymond” Emmy winner for slamming reality shows during her May 21 appearance on the CBS chat fest – apparently forgetting that Sharon and her family pioneered the format with their groundbreaking “The Osbournes.”
“I’m not a big fan (of) reality shows where you’re just filming your life,” Patricia said. “(When) you take your life and you sort of ‘gee’ it up a little, and you do fake things that are supposed to be how you live, it’s just bizarre…”
While Sharon smiled throughout the awkward segment, a source says she was ready to explode. That’s when Sharon’s co-host, Julie Chen, jumped in and tried to smooth things over.
“We just want to clarify, you were talking about the Kardashians?” Julie asked Patricia. “You were not talking about the Osbournes, because this lady, she blazed the trail!”
Realizing her gaffe, Patricia made a display of trying to stick her foot in her mouth and apologized profusely.
“But the damage was done,” said the source. “Sharon kept it professional while the cameras rolled, but she blew a gasket backstage.
“Sharon fumed, ‘Who put that woman on her high horse? How dare she insinuate she’s better than me and my family!’”
Patricia attempted to approach Sharon backstage after filming, but the 61-year-old spitfire “didn’t want to hear it.”
“Sharon never wants to be in the same room with Patricia again,” the source added. “She doesn’t suffer fools lightly, and Sharon is outraged that Patricia had the audacity to appear as a guest on her show, and then bash her family.
“Patricia picked the wrong woman to tangle with. Sharon is fierce – especially when it comes to her work and her loved ones.