Sharon Osbourne Fumes At NBC

The past month has seen Sharon Osbourne, foul-mouthed rocker wife of Ozzy Osbourne and judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent," has really been taking it to the peacock network.

Sharon Osbourne

From a report from her appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman," Osbourne confirmed once again her intent to leave the NBC talent show after six years. "I've done it for six years and this show is the most fabulous show to work on. … You know when your gut tells you it's time to move on, to do other things," she said in the interview. "I truly do love the show. If I wasn't on it, I'd still watch."

Letterman has had his own issues with NBC in the past. The host continually pressed the issue to find out why Osbourne would be so set on leaving such a wonderful job, leading to the "AGT" judge to compare the peacock network to the Titanic.

News of her departure comes on the heels of the music producer sounded off on the network for allegedly firing her son Jack from NBC's "Stars Earn Stripes" series after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Osbourne has continually claimed that the firing was a result of discrimination, which the network has refuted.

"Although we did not ask Jack to participate in the competition, we were able to offer him two substantial alternative roles on the show, both of which he declined," NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. "This network does not discriminate on any basis."

NBC has a five year talent contract with Osbourne but reportedly will not pressure her into taking on new projects. Said Osbourne, "They can’t make me do something I don’t want to do. All they can do is stop me from being a judge on another network for five years."

- America's Got Talent
- Sharon Osbourne

Written by: kyleiam
Aug 28th, 2012, 12:40 pm

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