Sharon Osbourne officially replaces Brandy as America’s Got Talent 2 judge

NBC confirmed yesterday what has been rumored since last Month: Sharon Osbourne will replace Brandy as a judge on America’s Got Talent 2.

Neither network VP Craig Plestis nor the press release mention that Brandy has basically been fired. “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,” Plestis said.

David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan also return to judge the talent competition, which returns May 29. Jerry Springer will host, replacing Regis Philbin.

NBC Announces David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne as Trio of Judges for Second Season [NBC]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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