• ‘AGT' With Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough Had Steepest Ratings Drop in Show's 14-Year History

    4 days ago - By The Wrap

    While “America's Got Talent” producers have drawn fire for the ousting of new judges Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough amid counter-accusations of “difficult” behavior and bad “workplace culture,” there may be another factor in the decision to shake up the on-air talent.
    Last summer's ratings for the NBC reality competition series showed the steepest drop the 14-year series has ever seen, with “AGT” shedding more than one-quarter of its audience among adults aged 18-49 compared to summer 2018. (In addition to Union and Hough, the judges included Howie Mandel in his 10th season and Simon...
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  • Howard Stern Blasts ‘America's Got Talent' Creator Simon Cowell As Orchestrator Of Gabrielle Union Firing

    4 days ago - By Deadline

    Former America's Got Talent judge Howard Stern is blasting the show's creator and judge Simon Cowell for NBC's firing of Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough from the competition series, bluntly stating that Cowell “orchestrated” the explosive situation. Stern, after admitting he has never heard of Union, addressed the subject on his SiriusXm radio show, posing...
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  • Time's Up Responds To Gabrielle Union's ‘America's Got Talent' Firing: “NBCUniversal Still Has A Lot Of Work To Do”

    4 days ago - By Deadline

    Time's Up has chimed in on the much-talked-about and controversial dismissal of Gabrielle Union from NBC's America's Got Talent after she called out incidents of workplace toxicity she encountered and witnessed while she was a judge on the reality competition series. “Gabrielle Union's experience at America's Got Talent is exemplary of the double bind that black...
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  • Howard Stern Calls ‘AGT' the ‘Ultimate Boys Club,' Blames Simon Cowell for Gabrielle Union Ouster

    4 days ago - By The Wrap

    Former “America's Got Talent” judge Howard Stern suggested on his radio show on Monday that Simon Cowell may have had a hand in orchestrating the exits of Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough from the NBC competition show.
    “He sets it up that the men stay,” Stern said on his SiriusXM show. “No matter how ugly are, no matter how old they are, no matter how fat they are, no matter how talentless they are.”
    “What he manages to do on all his shows is he constantly replaces the hot chicks with hotter chicks and younger chicks,” he continued. “Howie's doing a fine, serviceable job - why don't they...
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  • Time's Up on Gabrielle Union's ‘AGT' Ouster: NBCU ‘Still Has a Lot of Work to Do to Change Its Culture'

    4 days ago - By The Wrap

    Time's Up President and CEO Tina Tchen has weighed in on Gabrielle Union's ouster from NBC's “America's Got Talent.”
    The organization has also started a petition “urging NBCUniversal leaders to take Union's allegations seriously and take concrete steps to foster a safe and equitable workplace,” in its words.
    Find the petition here .
    Below is Tchen's full statement.
    Also Read: 'AGT' Producers, NBC 'Working' With Gabrielle Union on 'Workplace Culture' Concerns
    “Gabrielle Union's experience at ‘America's Got Talent' is exemplary of the double bind that black women face at work. Not only did...
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  • Jay Leno Breaks His Silence Surrounding Gabrielle Union's Controversial Ousting from ‘America's Got Talent'

    Jay Leno Breaks His Silence Surrounding Gabrielle Union's Controversial Ousting from ‘America's Got Talent'

    4 days ago - By Decider

    "I love Gabrielle Union. She's a great girl. I really enjoyed working with her."
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