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]

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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