Sharon Osbourne is apparently the latest celebrity judge to bid farewell to a televised talent show. Catching everyone by surprise, the wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne took to Twitter -- a place where everyone makes official announcements these days -- to break the news to her legion of followers that she will not be returned to "America's Got Talent" for another season. What's even more peculiar than her apropos-of-nothing departure is the manner in which went about it.
Instead of giving her fans a reason for leaving the program, Osbourne left the explanation hanging in the wind, kind of like a troublesome loose end from a story that was never very much fun to read in the first place. The tweet name checks Howard Stern, her co-host on AGT. From the way it's worded, it would appear that Sharon is defending herself against Stern's remark that she won't return to the show unless the network cuts her a bigger check.
Observe the Twitter post for yourself:
"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," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt explained. He refused to comment further on the subject.
Since Osbourne's camp is remaining silent, as well, I suppose we'll have to turn to Twitter to get some reactions to the news. Is Sharon just messing with people's minds, or is she dead serious about her intended departure from the program? See what folks have to say on the subject by checking out some responses below.
Why is Sharon Osbourne leaving America's Got Talent? Is it because she's not American or because she has no talent?
So farewell then Sharon Osbourne from America's Got Talent. "It's because..." yes that is your catchphrase. Because? Not sure I want to know
Of course, it's not like it would be a stretch for fans to think that Osbourne is, in fact, ready to close the door... http://t.co/GTlUO6xq
I hope the higher-ups at NBC sre right about Sharon Osbourne not leaving America's Got Talent
Sharon Osbourne is leaving America's got talent ;_; SHAAAAAROOOOON.