If you are like me, then you were shocked when NBC announced last week that they hired Tyra Banks to replace Nick Cannon as the host of America’s Got Talent. It looks like we are not alone because this photo of her with the 4 judges, Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell, comes off as really awkward to me. The former AGT host always seemed to bend down a bit to show they were all friends. In this picture, it is like she thinks she is the star. What she doesn’t realize, on shows like this one, the host is the person who gets the least attention. Which is fine with me when it comes to her. Seriously, why did they hire her?
Last month, Nick Cannon abruptly quit America’s Got Talent and late yesterday Simon Cowell and NBC announced who is going to replace him. The new host of the competition show is Tyra Banks and I give it 4 Xs. What are they thinking?
A good host is about the contestants and not themselves, with Tyra everything is about Tyra and Banks and Tyra Banks. Plus, who still likes her? That is why she suddenly departed not one but two of the shows she hosted last year. She said she left her talk show FABLife and America’s Next Top Model because of her businesses and new baby, but let’s be honest that is not what any of us thought happened.
And I wouldn’t be shocked if there were rumors about tension between judge Heidi Klum and her before the show debuts in May. While Tyra is no longer working on ANTM, Klum is still hosting the successful German version. I am sure that has to bother Banks.
When it comes to watching AGT, no way I will watch with her hosting. She is a channel turner. NBC has some great people within their own network they could’ve gone with like David Alan Grier and Jeff Dye, so I don’t what they are thinking.
This decision makes absolutely no sense to me. Can you make sense of what they were thinking when they hired her? The only thing I can think of is either Freemantle or Simon Cowell are working on a show with her and they think this will help get them all some publicity?
Last week, TMZ reported that Nick Cannon almost got fired from America’s Got Talent over a joke he told in his Showtime Comedy special about NBC forcing him to lose his “Black Card.” Today, even though the network said they would not fire him, he says he doesn’t want to say. He took to Facebook to explain his decision.
In his long post, he said, “I have mulled over my process for days and felt it was best to once again speak my mind about an unjust infrastructure that treat talent like they own them. Maybe it was my mistake for signing the contract in the first place, in which I will take full responsibility and have already taken action to restructure my own team of advisors. I now have to set out on a journey of freedom as an artist. As I was quoted in a recent interview, ‘You can’t fire a Boss!’ and that is the essence that I possess. So I wish AGT and NBC the best in its upcoming season but I can not see myself returning” In fact, he goes on to say that he is thinking of quitting the industry all together.
As of now, no word from NBC on his decision and who might replace him in the LA Rounds that are set to tape next month and the show this summer. If it were up to me, I would go with either Leslie Jones or Jerry O’Connell. Who would you hire?
When it comes to Nick Cannon, I think he is making a mistake. NBC had every right to consider firing him. Since he has only worked as an actor, musician and/or comedian, he doesn’t know the first rule of having a job. Never bad mouth the company you are working. The first amendment doesn’t protect your employment even if it is all done in fun. I used to think he had a huge future in this business, but now I think he is so full of himself that he is at the point of no return.
Simon Cowell loves to show off his chest by wearing his shirt half unbuttoned and that could be a problem for him when it comes to being on camera. The makeup department of America’s Got Talent made his face look good for air, but they didn’t have the talent to do the same for his chest. His top half is fair, but his bottom half is tan.
Thankfully, Heidi Klum left her mark on his face to distract our eyes from the mismatched skin.
Was it enough to help move on to the next round or do you think he needs an X?
Last time, Baron of the Universe was on America’s Got Talent, he lifted a heavy weight with just his nipples. Yesterday, he upped his game by pulling a car with them. A feat so great, that you will find yourself grabbing your nipples as you watch him. In fact, you won’t be able to remove your hands for a while afterwards.
In case you wondering how his nipples are, Simon Cowell asked that very question. He told the King of Mean that they are, “very good. They are absolutely fine.” His might be, but ours are not.
The only thing worse was Howie Mandel’s joke to the nipplifter. It was, “I could see something like this in Vegas and you offer valet parking..People leave their cars in front of the theater and you bring it into the parking areola.” Maybe the next time Baron is on the show, he lifts Mandel with just his nipples. This way the comedian can see what it looks like up close and we can get revenge on him for that joke.