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NBC Responds to Sharon Osbourne's Discrimination Claims Against Her Son

"Although we did not ask Jack to participate in the competition, we were able to offer him two substantial alternative roles on the show, both of which he declined," NBCEntertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt says. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/0yd_vbCFl-A/sharon-osbourne-americas-got-talent-discrimination-jack-osbourne-stars-earn-stripes-358709

'America's Got Talent: Sharon Osbourne quitting over NBC's treatment of son Jack

Sharon Osbourne has revealed the reason she wants out of "America's Got Talent": She's peeved at the way NBC handled her son Jack's participation in another show on the network.Osbourne says the producers of "Stars Earn Stripes," a military-themed competition that premieres Aug. 13, reneged on an agreement with Jack Osbourne to be one of the eight celebrity participants, then told a group of reporters a different story."It's discrimination, and it was badly handled," Sharon Osbourne tells the New York Post. "It's time to move on."Sharon Osbourne says Jack had a verbal agreement (though not a signed contract, she admits) to take part in "Stars Earn Stripes," in which eight celebs take part in a series of simulated military exercises. Shortly before he was to begin filming, though -- and after he disclosed being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis -- NBC told him the network could not "move forward with Jack's participation."The show's producers acknowledge having... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/americas-got-talent-sharon-osbourne-quitting-over-nbcs-treatment-of-son-jack.html

Sharon Osbourne Quits as America's Got Talent Judge

Sharon Osbourne has quite America's Got Talent , but it has nothing to do with a rumored feud with Howard Stern, or money.  In fact, it has nothing to do with America's Got Talent at all.  Sharon is calling it quits because her son Jack, who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, was allegedly fired from the reality show  Stars Earn Stripes  after he revealed his diagnosis to the world.  Osbourne is calling this discrimination. So far there hasn't been anything in the way of a response from NBC on her quitting America's Got Talent , which is on break for the Olympics at this point, or how they will move forward without her.  Considering the fact that Osbourne has gone public with these allegations, NBC probably won't try to work out a compromise since it would suggest that her allegations are true. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/mhoE0whZEOo/

TV ratings: 'Big Brother' holds steady and 'America's Got Talent' up for Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 25, 2012"America's Got Talent" was up about a million viewers in its time slot for Wednesday night, once again winning 9 p.m. hour for NBC. Meanwhile, "Big Brother" and "So You Think You Can Dance" held steady on the somewhat low side.NBC led the night with 6.1 million viewers and a 3.8 rating/7 share in households, finishing ahead of CBS (5.5 million, 3.6/6). FOX (5.1 million, 3.1/5) was in third, FOX was fourth (5.1 million, 3.1/5), and The CW was the fifth (862,000, 0.6/1).FOX finished on top in the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.7. NBC was second with a 1.6. CBS was next with a 1.4, ABC had a 1.1, and The CW finished with a 0.3.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/tv-ratings-big-brother-holds-steady-and-americas-got-talent-up-for-wednesday.html

Meet the Semifinalists of 'America's Got Talent' Season 7

After a four week long process of selecting the best talent in the quarterfinals, 16 of the initial 48 have been chosen to move onto the semifinals. Here are the final 16 contestants who will be competing for the ultimate AGT title. http://www.buddytv.com/slideshows/meet-the-semifinalists-of-americas-got-talent-season-7-92960.aspx

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' and 'Hell's Kitchen' top Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 24, 2012"America's Got Talent" improved a little on its ratings from last week and helped NBC score an overall ratings win Tuesday. "Hell's Kitchen" was also up over a week ago and combined with "Masterchef" to give FOX a demographic victory.NBC scored 8.35 million viewers and a 5.1 rating/9 share in households for the night. CBS (6.3 million, 4.2/7) edged FOX (6.2 million, 3.6/6) for second. ABC was a good ways off the pace with 3.1 million viewers and a 2.1/4. The CW (545,000, 0.4/1) brought up the rear.FOX led the adults 18-49 demo with a 2.6 rating, beating out NBC's 2.2. The other three networks were much farther back, with CBS scoring a 1.1, ABC a 0.8 and The CW a 0.2.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/tv-ratings-americas-got-talent-and-hells-kitchen-top-tuesday.html

'AGT' Mind Reader Earns Standing Ovation Playing 'Deal Or No Deal'

Eric Dittelman knew how to bring a show to his latest performance on " America's Got Talent " (Mon., 8 p.m. ET on NBC). And he did so by channeling one of judge Howie Mandel's former shows. With beautiful models on stage holding silver suitcases, it was like viewers were on the set of " Deal or No Deal ." Dittelman played the game with Mandel, ultimately having the former "Deal" host narrow his selection down to a single suitcase. He then revealed inside that suitcase that he knew this was the one Mandel would pick. Further, he had the models open the other suitcases, which all read "No Deal." And to seal the deal, Dittelman showed a sign he'd made up that also correctly identified which case Mandel would choose. It was an impressive enough spectacle to earn a standing ovation from the judges. Will it earn the votes to keep him in the competition? Find out as "America's Got Talent" continues Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. The show then takes a break to make room for NBC's Olympics coverage before returning August 14 to its new time slots of Tuesays at 8 p.m. ET and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/kg2gjpduBMg/americas-got-talent-mind-reader-standing-ovation-video_n_1700555.html

Sharon Osbourne leaving 'America's Got Talent'? 'Money is not the reason'

"America's Got Talent" judge Sharon Osbourne tweeted a rather cryptic message Tuesday (July 24) -- "My darling @HowardStern, money is not the reason I'm not returning to @nbcagt, it's because... "There is no follow-up tweet and her tweet is not in response to anything fellow judge Howard Stern posted on Twitter. It appears to be apropos of nothing, actually. It can be speculated that if she does leave, it could have something to do with son's Jack recent multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Osbourne has been with "AGT" since Season 2, previously sitting beside David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan, both of whom have since left the show. We'll keep you posted as the story develops.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/sharon-osbourne-leaving-americas-got-talent-money-is-not-the-reason.html

'America's Got Talent's' Howie Mandel: 'We try to be instructive, not just critical'

Viewers have come to know Howie Mandel as a judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent" or host of "Deal or No Deal." But he's also an actor and a stand-up, and all of this happened haphazardly.He launched his career by taking the stage at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, with "no intention of ever pursuing" comedy, acting or anything in entertainment, Mandel says. "In the mid-'70s, stand-up became the new disco, and people were being discovered on 'The Tonight Show' like Freddie Prinze, and Robin Williams was blasting off. Comedy clubs sprouted up all over."Mandel, engaged to be married and working in retail, had his life mapped out, but once onstage he found he could make people laugh. Soon after, he found himself at a Los Angeles comedy club on amateur night and took the mic. After he did his shtick, a man approached and asked if he was interested in television.PICS: 'America's Got Talent' Season... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/americas-got-talents-howie-mandel-we-try-to-be-instructive-not-just-critical.html

TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and 'America's Got Talent' the best of a slow Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 18, 2012Wednesday night brought pretty meager ratings across the broadcast networks, as "America's Got Talent," "Big Brother" and "So You Think You Can Dance" were all on the low side.CBS led the night with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households, finishing a little bit ahead of NBC (5.2 million, 3.4/6). FOX (5.1 million, 3.1/5) was not far behind in third. ABC drew 3.9 million viewers and a 2.6/4 to take fourth, and The CW trailed with 900,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.FOX finished on top of the adults 18-49 demographic, albeit with just a 1.8 rating for the night. CBS grabbed second with a 1.4, followed closely by NBC, 1.3, and ABC, 1.2. The CW came in at 0.3.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/tv-ratings-big-brother-and-americas-got-talent-the-best-of-a-slow-wednesday.html
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