Sharon Osbourne 'not returning' to 'AGT'?
July 25th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

Sharon Osbourne 'not returning' to 'AGT'?

"American Idol" might not be the only talent competition with a judge exodus.

NBC's "America's Got Talent" may be in danger of losing Sharon Osbourne, according to a cryptic tweet she posted to her account ahead of Tuesday's show.

Addressing her co-judge Howard Stern, Osbourne wrote,“My darling @HowardStern, money is not the reason I’m not returning to @nbcagt, it’s because…” and then trailed off.

On Wednesday morning, Osbourne didn't address her earlier message, and instead said that she was going to miss "America's Got Talent" as it went on hiatus for NBC's 2012 Olympics coverage.

"Last AGT tonite b4 Olympic break. Looking forward to time off but will be counting the days until I see my AGT fam again whom I love & adore," she wrote.

According to reports, Osbourne didn't reference her impending departure while on the air (however her note was posted to her Twitter feed throughout the live show).

The 59-year-old joined "AGT" in 2007, and reportedly has a multi-year contract with the talent competition, which is now in its seventh season.

soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. tj

    I think I will boycott.. If he can complete everything that is required I say give him a chance... Since NBC will not... i will also boycott NBC... I really only stayed watching AGT for Sharon and Howie. I cant stand Howard Stern. He is a Pierce wannabe! He will bring the show to the end along with NBC producers.

    August 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. l

    Three great judges, but the show is unwatchable, would anyone go to see any of these acts? It's the new Gong Show. Stern and Osbourne should be on A Idol as judges.

    July 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. palintwit

    I continue to be amazed. Why on earth isn't Bristol Palin being asked to be on AGT or AI ? Anyone who saw her on DWTS has got to agree that she's got what it takes. A real beauty with a high IQ and an engaging personality. All she needs is a little exposure and she can be the next Gaga or Madonna.

    July 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mark

    The show you're thinking of is 'Game of Thrones'. 'A Game of Thrones' is a book. If you're going to insult someone try not to look like an idiot. Heck you have the internet at your fingertips it isn't that hard to search. Joe is a dummy.

    July 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Guedde

    Howard Stern is really the only reason I watch AGT.

    July 26, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. c

    I love sharon

    July 26, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jcrew

    Sharon as a talent show judge – ironic, she has no talent. Good – she needs to go.

    July 26, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Jilly

      You summed it up perfectly!!

      July 26, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Beatrice

      Screw you, Jcrew. Sharon KNOWS talent, she knows the business. She's been a manager in the entertainment business longer than you can imagine. She's a sweet person and tells things like it is. She deserves to be a judge on this show, but personal matters often conflict with certain jobs. If she leaves, she will be sorely missed, but forever loved by all.

      July 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. aint goin

    my sharon ... survivor all the way, looks great..she's not going anywhere..publicity attention

    July 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tmm


    July 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Margeret

    First American Idol judges, now this. Who cares?? Just cut the shows!

    July 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • lroy

      I don't watch the show, but I suspect it may have something to do with her son's medical problems. As it should be.

      July 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dino

    Who cares? The show is terrible.It is not about the judges.

    July 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joe

    Howard Sterntk would make an awesome Gandalf in the next 'A Game of Thrones' movie!

    July 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joe

    This annoys me too. I didn't even know she was on 'A Game of Thrones!' What part does she play? One of the dwarves?

    July 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |

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