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.

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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