The matriarch of all things metal, Mrs. Sharon Osbourne, has quit America's Got Talent after seven seasons of spicing up the judges panel!
And NO she is not being fired from the show, and NO she isn't heading over to rival talent-competition American Idol…
Sharon claims she is quitting in solidarity with her son Jack Osbourne, who Sharon alleges was unjustly fired via e-mail from NBC reality series Stars Earn Stripes days after he went public with his multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis!
Sharon shared this morning:
"I just can't be fake. It's discrimination and it was badly handled. It's time to move on. All they can do is stop me from being a judge on another network for five years."
Unfortunately, Jack nor Sharon signed a written contract securing Jack's involvement with the extreme-exercise show, and NBC claims they were only ever in talks to include Jack in Stars Earn Stripes' upcoming season, and that nothing was ever official.
One NBC rep states:
"He was somebody we were in talks with… Sharon has been a valuable part of the NBC family. We regret any misunderstanding and wish Jack well,"
What a nasty case of corporate interest vs. human livelihood. We only hope everything can be congenially cleared up and that Jack finds an even BETTER show to showcase his extreme skillz… but not at the risk of his health, of course!
[Image via WENN.]
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