A celebrity ex-wife and author believes her idea for a mommy-centric talk show was stolen and turned into CBS Daytime's The Talk. Angela Wilder, ex-wife of Los Angeles Lakers player James Worthy, is suing CBS, Relativity and Sony, claiming they lifted her pitch for a talk show entitled The Mother's Hood to create The Talk.
According to Wilder's suit, she pitched her idea to Sony TV's Holly Jacobs in late 2008. The suit goes on to allege Jacobs rejected the pitch from the Powerful Mate Syndrome scribe, stating:
"Stay-at-home mothers are a depressed group of people who would have absolutely no interest in watching a show about their own depressing lives." READ MORE
The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang and Don Diamont kicked it with The Young and the Restless’ Melody Thomas Scott and Peter Bergman at the CBS Fall Premiere Party on September 18. One Life to Live grad Brandon Routh, who appears in the upcoming comedy Partners, also popped up at the preview. The ladies from The Talk were also in attendance.
The star-studded event took place at the Greystone Manor in Los Angeles. See more photos of your favorite CBS soap, drama, comedy and reality stars at the CBS Fall Premiere Party after the jump! READ MORE
The Talk’s au naturel season premiere—for which co-hosts Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood and guests Melody Thomas Scott, Michelle Stafford, Katherine Kelly Lang and Jamie Lee Curits all went without makeup—rose 37 percent over last season's opener in the Nielsens, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The number is subject to some adjustments -- US Open finals delayed the West Coast broadcast until Tuesday -- but the final number is on track to show significant improvement from last year's opener that brought in a 1.9 rating and six share on Sept. 12, an improvement of 37 percent.