‘America’s Got Talent’ Eyes Carly Simon, Leann Rimes To Fill Vacancy

America’s Got Talent is reportedly eyeing Carly Simon, Leann Rimes, and Shannen Doherty to fill the vacancy left by Sharon Osbourne, according to TMZ.

Since producers are looking for a strong, opinionated woman to fill the void left by Osbourne’s departure, the fact that Simon, Rimes, and Doherty are being courted for the job makes perfect sense. Of course, none of this information has been confirmed on an official level as of this writing.

The Daily Mail reports that big changes are apparently in store for producer Simon Cowell’s televised talent competition. As season seven drew to a close, the program experienced a decline in ratings. In order to keep people interested, producers are headed back to the drawing board.

“AGT is massively successful, but every TV show needs a refresh to make it the best it can be,” an anonymous source told the website.

To make matters worse for producers, Howard Stern recently stated that he’s unsure if he will return for another season of America’s Got Talent. Fellow judge Howie Mandel has remained tight-lipped as to whether or not he’s signed on for another round.

According to the Examiner, the person selected to replace Sharon Osbourne will be determined once Stern has made a decision regarding next season. What’s more, producers haven’t entirely ruled out adding a fourth judge to the show.

While nothing has been set in stone just yet, it has been confirmed that Simon Cowell’s current girlfriend Carmen Electra will not join Stern and Mandel at the judge’s table.

Sharon Osbourne’s decision to leave America’s Got Talent came after NBC fired her son Jack from the reality series Stars Earn Stripes after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

“I just can’t be fake,” she explained to the New York Post. ““It’s discrimination, and it was badly handled.”

Who do you think should be the new judge on America’s Got Talent?

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