Howard Stern Defends Gabrielle Union, Slams "America's Got Talent"

Carla Harmon
December 5, 2019

A meeting between Gabrielle Union, NBC and America's Got Talent production will happen this week, a source confirms.

Sharon Osbourne has claimed America's Got Talent was always a "boys' club" during her time on the show. "The crew and everybody was fantastic to me, everybody, except the network", The Osbournes star insisted.

During an interview with "People Now" alongside her brother Derek, Hough said: "I would just say that - my goodness". I don't know about any of your (Union) concerns about the program. "And so that's all I really have to say about that", she added. She's also making an appearance during the network's annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center". The judging and host lineup has been regularly refreshed over the years and that is one of the reasons for "AGT's enduring popularity. I wasn't let go".

The radio host made some mettlesome claims against Simon Cowell on his point to The Howard Stern Repeat the attach he urged that Simon "replaces the original chicks with hotter chicks". The report alleges that Union was subject to various racial criticisms, including her many hairstyle changes, which were perceived as "too black" for "AGT's" core demographic - a critique Union reportedly received over half a dozen times.

Stern, who served as an America's Got Talent judge from 2012-2015 called out Cowell's behavior, deeming it sexist. Howie Mandel is the show's longest-serving judge, having joined in 2010.

A separate report by Vulture alleged that there was workplace tension between Union and Simon Cowell, a judge and an executive producer on the series, partly over Cowell's habit of smoking on set, which is illegal in California.

On Tuesday's episode of The Talk, Osbourne had more things to say about NBC, and she agreed with Howard Stern's comment that Simon Cowell constantly replaces hot chicks with hotter chicks and younger chicks, and it's the "ultimate boys club". He states that the men stay, no matter how ugly they are, no matter how old they are, no matter how fat they are, no matter how talented they are.

'Gabrielle believes there is a toxicity that has changed into normalized at Talent, ' an insider told Deadline on Monday.

"AGT", she hopes to "work with NBC to help improve the culture surrounding the show and studio." data-reactid="37" type="text" A source told Entertainment Tonight that although Union is "done with AGT", she hopes to "work with NBC to help improve the culture surrounding the show and studio".

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