Spice Girl Mel B. Replacing Sharon Osbourne on America's Got Talent
NBC is spicing up the judges table for America's Got Talent with the addition of "Scary Spice" Melanie Brown, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Brown, 37, is in the final stages of securing a seat next to Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. The British performer is replacing longtime judge Sharon Osbourne, who left the show after a public feud with NBC over her son, Jack's, involvement with another reality show on the network, Stars Earn Stripes. At the time, Osbourne accused NBC of declining to cast Jack after discovering he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
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Back in December, Rosie O'Donnell had confirmed that she was "talking" to NBC about joining the reality competition show and was "very interested" in the gig.
This isn't Brown's first time at the judges table. She served as a judge on The X Factor Australia in 2011, guest-judged the U.K. X Factor following Kelly Rowland's departure, and also judged Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model. After competing on Season 5 of Dancing with the Stars in the U.S., she also hosted the Oxygen weight loss series Dance Your A-- Off and starred in her own reality show on the Style network, called Mel B: It's a Scary World. She also reunited with the rest of the Spice Girls for a performance at the 2012 London Olympics last summer, and a Broadway show based on their music is in the works.
Do you think Brown will be a good addition? Will you miss Osbourne?