After five years of judging on America’s Got Talent, Sharon Osbourne has allegedly claimed to be leaving the show. But it has been found that Osbourne indeed is staying to mentor aspiring artists.
What threw off the public was a vague tweet to co-judge Howard Stern. Sharon Osbourne wrote, "My darling @HowardStern, money is not the reason I'm not returning to @nbcagt, it's because..."
In response to the endless questions after the tweet, Sharon Osbourne claimed she will not actually be leaving America’s Got Talent. Osbourne added that she would never leave Stern.
Sharon Osbourne’s tweet even prompted NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt to express his confusion at a meeting with the Television Critics Association: "This is coming out of context and sort of spontaneously, and we don't even know what's going on. And it's probably much ado about nothing."
Whether Stern will return to the show for its eighth season is undetermined and his agent did not give a response to any inquiries. Curiosity arose when people noticed that Sharon Osbourne considered leaving America’s Got Talent.
“We do not respond to inquiries of this sort” was all Stern’s agent had to say on the matter. But according to Billboard.com, the America’s Got Talent set was moved from Los Angeles to New York purely to accommodate Stern.
Reality TV Magazine contributor Lisa Princ assumed the tweet to be a joke between Stern and Sharon Osbourne. Princ added that the two are friendly co-judges.