Sharon Osbourne proves once again that hell hath no fury like a mother scorned! The fiery television personality is walking out on her successful gig at "America's Got Talent." There has been a great deal of "will she" or "won't she" speculation in the past weeks about Sharon continuing on as a judge on the hit TV talent show.
Rumors of the Brit's departure started swirling after an ominous tweet to her co-host, Howard Stern. Sharon wrote to the shock jock via Twitter, "My darling @HowardStern, money is not the reason I'm not returning to @nbcagt, it's because..." The unfinished tweet was an anomaly for the 59-year-old who has built a brand on always speaking her mind.
Sharon first came into American prominence as a reality TV trailblazer. Some might consider her to be the original Kris Kardashian as she executive produced the MTV show, "The Osbournes" starring her wacky clan. Whereas the Kardashians have Bruce Jenner, the Osbourne patriarch was hard core rocker Ozzy Osbourne. The show also starred two of their three kids, Jack Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne, while they lived in an LA mansion reminiscent of "The Addams Family."
The show was a fun window into the lives of an uncommon family. When the cameras stopped rolling and both kids checked into rehab, however, we saw that there were deeper issues. Ozzy has had public battles with addiction and his kids seem to share his disease.
While helping to build strong entertainment careers for the rest of her family, Sharon did not neglect herself. The business woman has numerous television appearances and properties under her belt. Her most prominent TV roles have been as a co-host on "The Talk" and as an "America's Got Talent" judge.
When Sharon announced recently on-air that her son Jack is battling multiple sclerosis, her TV fans wept along with her. Shortly thereafter, NBC supposedly fired Jack from a new reality series called "Stars Earn Stripes." The NBC show will feature stars like Dean Cain and Nick Lachey undergoing military training and exercises. Jack was reportedly let go via email.
Sharon feels that her son was handled with a lack of compassion. She had been excited about them being a part of the NBC family together. The show's producers felt that "the rigors of the show were too intense for him." Jack had reportedly passed all pre-qualifying exercises and was willing to supply his own insurance.
Mama Bear Sharon says that she turned down cash offered to smooth over the situation. She says that it's not just about the cash. Osbourne explains, "He didn't want the money... He wanted his gig. It gave him something to look forward to when he was diagnosed. Think of the good that it could have done to show other people who have this [MS] that your life is not over."
NBC says that, "Sharon has been a valuable part of the NBC family. We regret any misunderstanding and wish Jack well."
So, what do you think? Did Sharon do the right thing or was NBC just concerned about Jack's well being?
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