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Sharon Osbourne has confirmed again that she will be leaving NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The Talk host was on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night and had nothing but good things to say about the show, but she didn’t have the same feelings about the network that airs it.
“Are you really not coming back to the show?” Letterman asked Osbourne.
“No, you know I've done it for six years,” she said. “This show is the most fabulous show to work on. ... but it's just time. You know when your gut tells you -- time to move on, do other things.” She also went on to praise the show’s creator, Simon Cowell, calling him a “genius.”
Letterman then asked Osbourne if everything was “fine” with NBC. Osbourne paused, looked away, then replied, “Wasn't it terrible about the Titanic?”
Osbourne first confirmed that she will not be back for AGT next summer earlier this month. She claimed that NBC fired her son Jack from the reality series Stars Earn Stripes because of his recent MS diagnosis. “It’s discrimination, and it was badly handled,” she said at the time. NBC later denied her claim.
Osbourne isn’t the only AGT judge with an awkward relationship with NBC. Just last week, Howard Stern told his listeners that he received a letter from an NBC executive, telling him to stop criticizing Jay Leno. Still, Stern said that he loves the AGT job.
“I love working for the people at NBC, they've been nothing but wonderful...I don't answer to anybody. Everybody knows that. That's part of the game. And that's why I'm a great f---ing judge. I will tell people if they suck,” Stern said.