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Mel B Hits Back at Howard Stern’s “Inappropriate” Comments

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Mel B, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Howard SternMel B has branded Howard Stern "inappropriate" for questioning her judging abilities.

The 38-year-old former Spice Girls singer sits on the judging panel alongside the TV personality on America's Got Talent and though they now get on well, Mel was left speechless when she heard audio footage of his initial thoughts of her joining the panel.

Recalling when he first heard she was joining the show, Howard said, "At first I was like 'What kind of choice was that?,' Mel B, Scary Spice, wasn't she on Dancing With The Stars?' I was like, 'Who cares about the Spice Girls and who cares?' I saw a piece of tape of her, she's on X Factor Australia, my first reaction was I don't even know her."

After hearing the audio clip, Mel B said, "What can you say to that, that was kind of inappropriate."

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Mel B: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Are Feisty

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Mel BMel B says the new America's Got Talent judging panel is a "discombobulated" but "feisty" group.

The Spice Girls singer is to judge on the new season of the hit talent competition along with supermodel Heidi Klum and says the panel - which includes radio personality Howard Stern and comedian Howie Mandel - all have unique quirks that makes for an interesting dynamic on set.

"They're really nice actually. We all get on. We're a bit of a feisty panel. We all hang out afterwards; so far so good. [Howard] is completely inappropriate and out of everybody on the panel, I get along with him the most! Howard is a bit grumpy sometimes. Heidi Klum is very sweet; we're really good friends. Howie Mandel is a germaphobe - he rides around in his private jet, and then me and Heidi get to ride around in his private jet, too, but you still can't touch his hands! So between the four of us, it's a completely discombobulated group that somehow get on."

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Heidi Klum Signs on for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum has signed on to be a judge on America's Got Talent.

The German supermodel has reportedly inked a deal to become a fourth judge on panel alongside Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B on the reality TV show. According to gossip website TMZ.com the 39-year-old beauty, who has four children with her musician ex-husband Seal - agreed to appear on the popular series after last minute negotiations.

The Project Runway host jumped on a plane to New Orleans on Sunday in time for the first taping of auditions for the show, which begin on Monday. Heidi's signing comes just a week after former Spice Girl Mel B, 37, confirmed she will take over from Sharon Osbourne this season.

Previous judges also include Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan.


Mel B Joining ‘America’s Got Talent’

Mel BMel B 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.

"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," a source said.

The mother-of-three is expected to join Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on the live TV show.


Howard Stern to Return to ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Howard SternHoward Stern will return to America's Got Talent.

The 58-year-old radio host impressed viewers with his performance on his first season of the show last year and NBC praised his "towering presence and opinions" when announcing his decision to sign up for a new series.

Paul Telegdy, president of NBC's alternative and late-night programming said, "Howard Stern's towering presence and opinions on last season's show as a new judge made a dramatic impact and added a sharper edge to the fascinating developments on stage."

Howard's fellow judge Howie Mandel is also set to return although Sharon Osbourne quit the panel earlier this year after claiming NBC fired her son Jack Osbourne via email from reality show Stars Earn Stripes following his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS).


Howard Stern Quitting America’s Got Talent

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Howard SternHoward Stern is reportedly ready to quit America's Got Talent.

The outspoken radio star - who replaced Piers Morgan this 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.

"AGT is massively successful, but every TV show needs a refresh to make it the best it can be. At this time, there are questions over whether Howard wants to return," a source said.

Speaking on his radio show last week, the popular radio host - for whom the show moved from Los Angeles to New York - admitted he recently realized he didn't need to be "all over the television."

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Sharon Osbourne Slams ‘Ungracious’ NBC

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Jack and Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne has slammed NBC for being ungracious.

The 59-year-old presenter - who quit her role on America's Got Talent because she claims the network fired her son Jack Osbourne via email from reality show Stars Earn Stripes following his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS) - wants to be more selective about who she works with now she is getting older.

"I'm going to be 60 in October. So I'm at the age where I really want to work with people who I want to. And I felt that the network were not gracious. They handled the situation horribly. They've been backtracking, they've been not gracious with me at all," she said, explaining her decision to quit America's Got Talent.

Sharon admitted she is upset at leaving the show but she doesn't want to be a "hypocrite." Speaking on CBS This Morning, she said, "I love my principles and my son more [than America's Got Talent.] I would be a hypocrite if I went, 'Hi guys, how are you doing today?' I'm not that person. They don't like me, and I don't like them. They're stuck with me until next week. They don't want to be, believe me. But I'm going to turn up, and I'm going to do my final show and then I'm going to say 'bye.'"


Kelly Osbourne Injures Ankle on AGT Set

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Sharon and Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne injured her ankle when she fell over on the set of America's Got Talent.

The Fashion Police star was visiting her mother Sharon, who was shooting the NBC talent search show, when she tripped and fell in front of a huge studio audience and was left embarrassed with a swollen ankle. "I tripped on the stage like a dumb ass while visiting my Mumma at #AGT. I have the worst luck it had to be In front of the whole audience!!! I have a golf ball on my ankle! (sic)" she wrote on Twitter.

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Sharon Osbourne Quits America’s Got Talent

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Sharon Osbourne on America's Got TalentSharon Osbourne has quit America's Got Talent because of NBC's "discrimination" against her son Jack.

The showbiz matriarch was furious when 26-year-old Jack was axed by email from reality show Stars Earn Stripes, allegedly because of his multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis, and has now decided she no longer wants to work for the network. "I just can't be fake. It's discrimination and it was badly handled. It's time to move on," she told The New York Post.

Sharon remains under contract to NBC, but she isn't worried about any possible ramifications. "All they can do is stop me from being a judge on another network for five years," she added.

Last month, Stars Earn Stripes producer David Hurwitz claimed Jack was never hired for the tough reality contest. "He was somebody we were in talks with," he said. Both Sharon and Jack - who was first contacted about the show in April - admit a contract was never signed but insist the deal was moving forward on a verbal commitment.

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Sharon Osbourne: ‘AGT Did Not Ask Me Back’

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Sharon Osbourne on America's Got TalentSharon Osbourne hasn't been asked to return to America's Got Talent.

The TV presenter recently hinted she may not return to the show, but insists no decision has been made yet although she says six years is a long time to be in the job and claims she hasn't even been approached about a return.

"I mean, I never know what I'm doing tomorrow let alone today. Six years is a long time to be on any show. I love the show. It is actually personally my favorite show on TV. I love what the show does, I love the people I work with. But I would have to think about me, I have to think about what I want to do. I don't know [if I'd return]."

Recently, the feisty wife of Ozzy Osbourne responded to a tweet from fellow judge Howard Stern which suggested she wanted more money for a new series of the reality TV show, with a tweet claiming salary is not the reason she is leaving. "I just didn't like the fact that it got out that it was because of money. It's not because of money. They've asked Howard back, they haven't asked me back. So, who knows in this business?" she explained.


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