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Sharon Osbourne Quits AGT, Claims NBC Fired Her Son
Well, looks like there is no quibbling over this one. If Sharon is looking for sympathy, she might have to look elsewhere than the comment-sphere. Is this indicative of what entertainment mogul says is the waning power of celebrity (debatable) or more about level of celebrity? If celebrity really is a metaphor for class movement, as some sociologists say, then those who are not in the upper echelon are seen to be fortunate to be where they are and scrutinized more for actions which observers think might show ungratefulness. Interestingly enough, in this era where it's more about more about individual brand; Osbourne seems to only have as much value as that which she is currently connected. The brand consistenly supercedes her. Word to the wise, that's a tip for all of us in today's marketplace now, isn't it?
The sole female judge of “America’s Got Talent”, Sharon Osbourne, confirmed she was quitting the show after seven seasons at the judging table. She claims NBC fired her son Jack after it was announced he had multiple-sclerosis disorder. She says the network promised Jack to be on the TV series “Stars Earn Stripes,” but he never signed a contract. She said this was discrimination and therefore cannot pretend to like her job anymore. Hmmmm.. And do fans sympathize?
What Others Are Saying...
I used to like her when she was on “The Osbournes” family show … but when she started on “The Talk” after having her own failed talk show she was different … I really don’t like her this year. Bring back Leah and I will try to watch a whole show … and not just the first 3-4 min.
Sharon, you're lucky Hollywood even accepted you. Personally I like you but you aren't particularly talented or funny. … I'm sure AGT will survive just swell without you. You're not hurting anyone but your own wallet. …
She is a hella businesswoman, and her excellent judgement … can probably be credited to saving Ozzie's life/career … However, explain to me how that equates to multi-million dollar talent? Being a "personality" at one time was an alternative to a real talent … Your fifteen minutes are up, as should be the careers of your children.