MELANIE BROWN: She’s Our New “America’s Got Talent” Judge

Miley Cyrus at The 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in LAMelanie Brown is replacing Sharon Osbourne on ‘America’s Got Talent’. The 37-year-old former Spice Girl – who previously worked on Australian ‘X Factor’ – has reportedly signed a deal to join the judging panel for the NBC ahead of the start of its auditions in Los Angeles next month, after winning over the show’s boss Simon Cowell.

A source told the “Simon loves trying people out on his shows, Mel’s already been a judge on ‘X Factor’ Australia and it’s too far for her to keep taking the kids.
“She did want to do ‘X Factor’ UK, but Simon really wanted her to do ‘America’s Got Talent’. She’s outspoken and never afraid to speak her mind, she makes for good TV. NBC execs will be watching through their eyes – let’s hope they won’t be using the delay button on live TV.”

The mother-of-three is expected to join Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on the live TV show. Sharon quit the panel last August after accusing NBC of “discrimination” against her son Jack, who was allegedly axed from its other reality show ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ after he revealed his multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis.

‘The Talk’ host previously insisted she will continue watching ‘America’s Got Talent’ after she leaves because her experiences on the program were “fabulous”. She said: “You know I’ve done it for six years, this show is the most fabulous show to work on. I have an amazing team of people that I work with, and Simon Cowell who created this is a genius. I have worked with him for 10 years, and he’s has been so great to me but it’s just time, you know when your gut tells you, ‘Time to move on and do other things.’ I do truly love doing the show. If I wasn’t on it I’d still watch it.”

Howard also recently hinted he might not return to the judging panel either. The outspoken radio star – who replaced Piers Morgan last year – is said to have dropped major hints he will not return for a second stint as a judge on the popular reality TV series amid rumors the show’s format will be completely overhauled for its eight series.


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  1. Television Business Review says

    No one in America has even heard of this bomb loser show and has never watched it as it has no audience within America, and they expressly DON’T WANT this Scary Spice in America who is not welcome there. This show is a bust, her career in show biz is a bust and America does not want her to be there, period. This show was over before it began airing. It’s less than an unbankable filler which it couldn’t even be because America never noticed it enough for it to even be a filler. A stunningly and sweepingly bad and unbankable move on everyones part. This show is gone, it just hasn’t been cancelled yet.