The talk on CBS’ “The Talk” is that Carrie Ann Inaba will walk.
Inaba, who replaced original co-host JulIe Chen Moonves in 2018, is departing the CBS talk show after 2 ½ years.
Inaba, who is from Hawaii, has been on leave since April. Her exit means there will be further turnover, since Sharon Obsbourne walked – or was forced to depart — because of an on-air confrontation got out of control when she supported fellow Brit broadcaster Piers Morgan several months ago. Osbourne was replaced by Jerry O’Connell, the show’s first male member.
Inaba’s successor has not been named.
“I enjoyed my time at The Talk as co-host and moderator and I am grateful for the opportunity I had to grow with the entire Talk family Inas well as truly connect with viewers on such a personal level,” said Inaba. “I will miss The Talk, but I am excited for the next chapter both for myself and for the show.”
Inaba cemented her popularity and credibility when she was one of the judges on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Unbeknown to most, dance has been part of her life, and as one of the Fly Girls in Fox’s “In Living Color,” she started her TV portfolio.
She is a Punahou graduate who won a talent and parlayed the laurels with some creds in Japan, groomed as pop star and learning to sing in Nihongo phonetically with a lyric sheet.
Surely, her hiatus will be short – she’s always in demand. …
KoDee Martin lands 2nd Bard role
After 200-plus auditioners and the usual round of callbacks, Hawaii actor KoDee Martin scored his second Shakespearean role in New York. In a Facebook post, Martin said he will portray Lucius in The Bard’s “Titus Andronicus,” with the Belladdnna Shakespeare Company. “I couldn’t be happier,” he said to his FB followers. “And what better time of the year than on the weekend of All Hallows’ Eve.” Trick or treat, anyone?
Martin made his New York acting debut when he earlier played Ferdinand in “Love’s Labour’s Lost.”…
And that’s Show Biz. …