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World’s Got Talent special may air next summer

Simon Cowell’s talent competition may launch a global special–titled World’s Got Talent, of course–that would air next summer on NBC, ITV, and elsewhere, and include acts from various international editions, including America’s Got Talent. The series would “[feature] contestants picked from more than 80 countries staging Got Talent shows” and “be held at London’s Royal …

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Bianca Ryan’s record released Tuesday, when her “media blitz” begins

America’s Got Talent‘s first-season winner, Bianca Ryan, releases her self-titled debut album today. She’s 12. It’s okay to hate her a little. Although she’s not yet a teenager, she’s already learning how to be a media whore. Her “media blitz” will find her “[a]ppearing on Today, Ellen DeGeneres and The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and later …

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Brandy and Michael Knight are dating

America’s Got Talent judge (and, you know, singer) Brandy and Project Runway 3 finalist (and yes, straight man) Michael Knight are dating. They met “while she was promoting her reality series in his hometown of Atlanta” and were “introduced by an industry acquaintance,” SFGate’s Daily Dish reports. Brandy reportedly “flew to New York City and …

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America’s Got Talent beats So You Think You Can Dance in total viewers, but loses among 18-49s

The summer’s two biggest reality shows both came away winners from their final week. NBC’s America’s Got Talent drew the largest number of viewers, but So You Think You Can Dance. FOX’s show “dominated ‘America’s Got Talent’ in adults 18-49 all summer,” according to Media Life Magazine. However, the finale of NBC’s Regis Philbin-hosted talent …

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Hasselhoff may quit America’s Got Talent before season two because he was “conned … into it”

America’s Got Talent judge David Hasselhoff, who is now going by “The Hoff,” says he might quit the show before its second season. Asked by Newsweek if he’ll return, he said, “I don’t know. This is not my cup of tea.” He doesn’t elaborate about why being on a cheesy show is somehow not his …

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David Hasselhoff, Brandy, and Piers Morgan will judge NBC’s America’s Got Talent

As part of Simon Cowell’s barrage of talent-based competitions, NBC will air America’s Got Talent this summer. The show is a “search for the hottest variety and novelty acts from across the country,” according to NBC, and not surprisingly, the viewer-selected winner gets $1 million. As we saw with the fetid waste of an opportunity …

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