Mel B will judge NBC’s summer mess America’s Got Talent

Mel B, aka Scary Spice, will join the judging panel of NBC’s America’s Got Talent this summer, sitting alongside Howie Mandel and Howard Stern, who announced he’d return late last year.

Mel B previously judged The X Factor in Australia, competed on the US’ Dancing with the Stars, and hosted Australia’s version of the dance competition. And she’s a “versatile entertainer,” as a glowing press release points out.

Alas, that experience won’t change the fact that AGT is increasingly a crappy show, wasting its judges’ talent and its audience’s time–never mind pulling nonsense like casting an act that almost won an earlier season without ever acknowledging that.

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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