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Posted Thursday 9/27/18 at 1:43PM EDT
Terry Crews to host NBC's America's Got Talent spinoff
“I am so proud and honored to join Simon, Mel, Heidi and Howie in hosting the No. 1 alternative series on television,” says the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star says of hosting America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Premiering in January, the AGT spinoff will feature fan-favorites from past season and competitors from international Got Talent editions.
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 2:44PM EDT
America's Got Talent finalist Michael Ketterer won't be charged after his arrest for domestic violence
Ketterer will instead face a City Attorney hearing, which TMZ says "is often used as an alternative to criminal prosecution for low-level crimes."
Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 10:27PM EDT
America's Got Talent finalist arrested for felony domestic violence
Michael Ketterer, who finished in 5th place this season on the NBC reality show, was taken into custody by the LAPD after cops noticed a visible red mark on his wife after they were called in response to a fight. He was later released on $50,000 bail.
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 4:08PM EDT
America’s Got Talent winner Shin Lim to make his Broadway debut
Lim has nabbed his first gig after last night's AGT victory. The 26-year-old magician will be featured in The Illusionists — Magic of the Holidays on Broadway from Nov. 23 to Dec. 30.
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 2:04PM EDT
BTS to take a break from its U.S. tour to perform on America's Got Talent
The South Korean boy band will perform their new song "Idol" on Wednesday's episode.
Posted Tuesday 8/28/18 at 7:36PM EDT
Mel B clarifies why she's headed to rehab: "No, I'm not an alcoholic. No, I'm not a sex addict"
Despite what The Sun quoted the America's Got Talent judge as saying, Mel B says she's only going to rehab for PTSD. "I’d like to say a lot more, but let's just keep it PC," she said on Wednesday's edition of Ellen. "But yeah, I address a lot of those issues and I did kind of have to ease my pain. And I do suffer a lot from PTSD."
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Mel B says she's entering rehab to deal with her PTSD, alcohol and sex addictions
Source: The Sun
The America's Got Talent judge tells The Sun tabloid that she'll enter a British rehab facility after this season is over. "The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me," she says, adding: “I’ve been working with a writer on my book, Brutally Honest, and it has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life."
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 7:52AM EDT
NBC News' special report on John McCain's death awkwardly cut to two flabby shirtless man dancing on America's Got Talent
Source: ET Canada
The clip of the awkward transition went viral on Sunday.
Posted Friday 8/24/18 at 10:43PM EDT
The Flash recruits an America's Got Talent contortionist
Source: TV Insider
Troy James will use his superhuman flexibility in the role of Rag Doll.
Posted Wednesday 8/22/18 at 6:30PM EDT
Kelly Clarkson helped honor Simon Cowell at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony
Source: The Daily Mail
American Idol alums Adam Lambert and Katharine McPhee, as well as Cowell's America's Got Talent judging panel, were also on hand for today's Hollywood Blvd ceremony.
Posted Wednesday 8/22/18 at 1:56PM EDT
Simon Cowell signs a multi-year deal to stay on America's Got Talent
“Simon Cowell is an extraordinary showman whose success stories over the years on multiple continents speak for themselves,” said NBC reality boss Paul Telegdy. “We are thrilled that he will continue as a judge on America’s Got Talent and that his stewardship of the franchise will go forward for many years to come.”
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 7:08PM EDT
America's Got Talent facing backlash for failing to mention a teen quarterfinalist's The Voice past
Courtney Hadwin, 14, made the Top 6 of Britain's The Voice Kids just last year, yet her reality past went unmentioned as she became a sensation on America's Got Talent. That left the impression that America's Got Talent was Hadwin's first experience with a big audience and reality TV cameras. “Courtney Hadwin got pretty far in the Voice Kids (but) now she’s a golden buzzer on AGT!?!?! Ummm,” wrote one Twitter user. Another pointed out that Simon Cowell should've known about her since he's also British. Hadwin isn't the first America's Got Talent contestant to be recycled from a foreign talent competition. A British Got Talent competitor performed again before Simon Cowell on America's Got Talent this season. An AGT spokesperson explains: "International acts are eligible to participate in the initial AGT auditions on visitor visas. If selected to proceed to the program live shows, AGT works with acts to secure appropriate performer visas which give acts authorization to perform throughout the series."
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 12:04AM EDT
Chris Hardwick returning to NBC as host of The Wall, will also guest-judge America's Got Talent
NBC revealed the news via a promo airing Tuesday night, announcing that Hardwick will guest-judge next week's America's Got Talent episode, as previously scheduled. That's in addition to returning as host of The Wall when the game show returns for its third season this fall. NBC made the announcement six days after AMC cleared Hardwick to return to Talking Dead and his Talking interview following an investigation into his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra's accusations of abuse and sexual misconduct. When the allegations were first made public last month, NBC said it would "assess the situation and will take appropriate action based on the outcome."
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 1:42PM EDT
America's Got Talent trapeze trick with a nearly blind stuntman went horribly wrong
Source: Us Weekly
Mary Ellen Wolfe-Nielsen and Tyce Nielsen, a married couple who perform trapeze stunts even though Tyce is legally blind, scared viewers when he failed to catch his wife. Mary Ellen fell to the floor, but didn't suffer any serious injuries after landing on a safety mat.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
Glee alum surfaces on America's Got Talent
Noah Guthrie, who appeared on 12 episodes of Glee as a member of the rebooted glee club New Directions, wowed judges on last night's episode with his rendition of Rihanna's "Love on the Brain."