EXCLUSIVE: Sharon Osbourne has signed with UTA for representation in television and film. The Emmy-winning television producer and TV personality and author currently co-hosts the CBS daytime talk series The Talk. But she just made headlines for quitting as a long-time judge on America’s Got Talent. She accused NBC of discriminating against her son Jack and unhiring him from the new reality series Stars Earn Stripes after his multiple sclerosis diagnosis earlier this summer. NBC has denied the discrimination allegation. But the fact is that Osbourne, by departing her series early, remains under contract with NBC which she says can stop her from being a judge on another network for 5 years. Given that, it’s understandable that she is changing agents. But this multitalented and popular TV star should be creating reality or talent shows, not just judging them given all her experience with them.
Osbourne created, produced, and starred in the MTV reality show The Osbournes which won the Emmy in 2002 for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program and was also nominated in 2003. She also was one of the original judges on UK’s The X Factor. She also is currently the voice of Mama Hook on Disney Junior’s #1 show Jake And The Neverland Pirates. Osbourne just recently penned the novel Revenge, while her autobiography, Sharon Osbourne Extreme, was published in 2005 and has sold over 2M copies in Europe and was #1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list for 15 weeks. She started in showbiz as a music manager and in 1996 created and produced OZZFest–the biggest and most successful hard rock touring festival in America.
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