Howard Stern Blames Simon Cowell for Gabrielle Union's "AGT" Controversy

Howard Stern Blames Simon Cowell For Gabrielle Union

Julianne Hough is opening up about her and Gabrielle Union's controversial departures from "America's Bought Expertise".

Now, Julianne was asked, "There have been a lot of headlines and press about you and Gabrielle Union not returning to America's Got Talent".

Meanwhile, former judge Sharon Osbourne also weighed in on the scandal during Monday's "The Talk", revealing she had her "own problems" with the show's network before her exit in 2012. "I just go back to Simon's shows - The X Factor he brought to America, every time it came on I think there were three seasons there [were] different little girls".

"When I was there it was, you know, a great show to work on".

Hough, 31, and Union, 47, were also both subject to "excessive notes" on their physical appearance, sources alleged in Variety's report, noting that Union was allegedly told that her ever-changing hairstyles were "too black" for the show's audience, while Hough reportedly received constant criticism on her hair, makeup and wardrobe. The crew and everybody were incredible to me - everybody, except the network.


Union and another judge, Julianne Hough, were dropped from the show on November 22 after one year, Variety reported. "And she's not gonna go along to get along either".

Meanwhile, the show's creator and host Simon Cowell, has been severely criticized and blamed for the culture.

Her reported firing became a cause for celebrities on Twitter, including Union's husband, former National Basketball Association player Dwyane Wade. Howie Mandel is the show's longest-serving judge, having joined in 2010.

One incident allegedly involved an inappropriate joke made by Jay Leno that offended some staff members of Asian descent. But what he manages to do on all his shows is he constantly replaces the hot chicks with hotter chicks and younger chicks. Fremantle and Cowell's company, Syco, released another statement saying: "We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture".

"The companies are retaining outside counsel to assist us in learning more about the facts in this matter, starting with hearing from Gabrielle, which we expect to happen this week", a source told the outlet. We are working with Ms. Association through her agents to hear increasingly about her worries, following which we will make whatever next strides might be proper. "NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously". The goal of the meeting was to improve the culture and atmosphere on the competition series.

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