Reality TV, NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
Sharon Osbourne officially revealed that she would be leaving NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT during last night's finale episode. While comforting the just-eliminated dance troupe The Untouchables, Osbourne said, "Don't be sad, because it's my last show, too. So we're leaving together!"
Osbourne's relationship with NBC began to crumble back in June when her son Jack was a guest on her 'The Talk' chatfest, claiming he had been fired from the NBC military-themed reality series STARS EARN STRIPES due to his medical condition. Soon after, "Stars and Stripes" held a press conference in LA, in which producer David Hurwitz insisted the younger Osbourne had never been officially hired in the first place. "He was somebody we were in talks with," Hurwitz explained.
Fired back Osbourne, "I was working without a signed contract right up until the live shows started on 'America's Got Talent. Everything is done at the last minute. We took six months to negotiate back and forth." He later claimed that on May 18th, he received an email from the network's VP of Talent Relations confirming, "We are looking forward to working with you. "I am happy you are going to be in the NBC family."
Sharon Osbourne sent The New York Post an e-mail she said she received from NBC just days after her son revealed his condition, which read, "Regretfully, we cannot move forward with Jack's participation."
Commented Osbourne, "He didn't want the money. He wanted his gig. It gave him something to look forward to when he was diagnosed. Think of the good that it could have done to show other people who have this [condition] that your life is not over."