isn’t the only new addition on America’s Got Talent
. NBC also welcomes a new judge and she comes in the form of Sharon Osbourne, who will be replacing Brandy Norwood and will be joining returning judges David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan on its second season.
According to NBC executive vice president Craig Plestis, "Sharon Osbourne is show business personified and she has seen and done it all. She will make an excellent fit with David and Piers, who we're delighted to have back for another great season."
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Norwood, who worked as a judge during America’s Got Talent
season one, is currently faced with charges on misdemeanor and vehicle manslaughter as a result of an accident, which she caused last December. According to the New York Post, the show’s producer Simon Cowell
, has been "concerned about the negative impact of having the pop singer [remain] on the show."
In line with this, Norwood’s representative, Courtney Barnes, has released a statement to media outlets saying, "Brandy has enjoyed her association with [America's Got Talent
.] However, she felt she couldn't give the new season the attention and commitment it deserved.”
On a positive note, America's Got Talent
executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz remains optimistic about the approaching season. "We're very excited about our new ensemble of judges and host this season. I'm certain this extraordinary and dynamic group will prove most entertaining to our growing audience," she said.
Osbourne, a 54-year old native of London, England, is known as the wife and manger of Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Prior to her inclusion on America’s Got Talent
, she appeared on the reality program The Osbournes
, which followed her family’s daily activities. She also landed her own television talk show The Sharon Osbourne Show
and became a judge and mentor on United Kingdom’s talent show The X Factor
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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