Changes on the horizon? It seems like the four mainstays at the judges table on America’s Got Talent may be no more according to a report.
“The word on the street is they are replacing all ‘AGT’ judges except Simon [Cowell],” a source tells Page Six. “It started with [talk about replacing] Mel B and now it’s everyone. Tyra [Banks] is gone,” the source continued. The judges table also includes supermodel Heidi Klum and comedian Howie Mandel.
And apparently the former American Idol judge, 59, wants some new faces beside him. “There hasn’t been much buzz about who’s replacing them . . . Simon’s ready for new judges,” the source told the outlet, adding that the changes would have to occur quickly in order for all to be set to go in the new season. But perhaps no shuffling will be made at all, as one insider claims that “the brand is extending,” and is doing “phenomenally well.”
Actor Terry Crews is currently hosting the newest season of America’s Got Talent: Champions, where various familiar faces return to the stage for another shot at making their dreams come true. Terry, 50, replaced Tyra, 45, who did not return to continue her hosting duties. In fact, it is said that the iconic model decided to move on with other projects in her career, especially after the success of her recent Freeform TV movie. “Life-Size 2 went way beyond expectations. It was Freeform’s biggest premiere of the year,” an insider told the outlet. “Executives were over the moon with the cult classic sequel. Tyra’s been inundated with producing and acting requests… she wants to produce and create TV. She will not be returning to AGT in the new year.”
If a shakeup does occur at the NBC show, perhaps Simon will have his son, Eric Cowell, join? In fact, the entertainment manager once told Extra that the 4-year-old asked him “‘Daddy, when I’m older, can I work on ‘AGT’?’” To which his father replied, “‘No, you will be running ‘AGT’ by the age of 18.’” So we guess that settles it.