Summer is upon us and what that really means is lots of reality TV! I mean it's hot, what else are you gonna do?! Below is your guide to the June and July 2013 premiere dates for all your new and returning shows.
"Auf Wiedersehen! One day you're in, and the next day, you're out. You may leave the runway." Er, I mean the stage. Supermodel Heidi Klum is expanding on her Project Runway hosting skills into the realm of hardcore talent judging. That's right! The Body is joining the judges' panel for America's Got Talent.
Heidi will be joining veteran judges Howie Mandel and Howard Stern, along with fellow newcomer (and former Spice Girl) Mel B. As you recall, Sharon Osbournequit at the end of last season when the network wouldn't allow son Jack to appear on a high impact, military-inspired celebrity reality competition show due to his recent MS diagnosis. Can you blame her?
There is some full blown drama with America’s Got Talent. Long time judge Sharon Osbourne has quit, accusing NBC of discriminating against her son Jack Osbourne in light of his recent Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
According to Sharon, Jack was in negotiations with NBC to star alongside Nick Lachey and Dean Cain (now that would be quite a trio!) in a military-inspired reality show called Stars Earn Stripes. However, after Jack found he had MS, the network basically handed him his walking papers. If that is the case, shame on you, NBC! Of course, the show’s producer David Hurwitz claims that a deal with Jack was never finalized.
Remember when Susan Boyle first took up the stage to sing on British’s Got Talent- no one expected any real talent until she opened her mouth to sing. The audience members and judges were wooed by her amazing voice.
America’s Got Talent may have found their own Susan Boyle following several discouraging acts. The first good act was a woman with scars from a fixed cleft lips. She had auditioned for several castings in the past but was rejected due to her looks. Kari Callin is a radiology technician from Seattle who had big dreams of becoming a professional singer. She definitely pulled the classic Susan Boyle move when she shocked the audience. She received a standing ovation from the judges and audience members.
Tell us: Has America’s Got Talent found America’s Susan Boyle in Kari Callin? You be the judge.