(LOS ANGELES) — Following the departure of Sharon Osbourne, the producers at America’s Got Talent are working hard to find a replacement. According to TMZ sources, producers are considering three women: Shannen Doherty, Carly Simon and Leann Rimes.
Osbourne left the show in September after six seasons as a judge. TMZ says Osbourne decided to call it quits after she claimed NBC dropped her son Jack Osbourne from a reality show due to his MS diagnosis.
And it’s possible there may be other seats at the AGT judges’ table to be filled. According to TMZ, both Howard Stern and Howie Mandel are not yet under contract for next season.
The gossip website says no offers have yet been made to Doherty, Simon and Rimes. In fact, NBC spokesperson Sharon Pannozzo insists that no such short list of prospective judges exists.
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