Mel B isn’t winning any hearts and minds in the “America’s Got Talent” audience … sources tell TMZ, she just got booed again, this time over an arguably racist joke.
Sources at the NYC auditions tell TMZ, a comedian took the stage moments ago and began to tell a joke about how black taxi drivers are more entertaining than other taxi drivers … and Mel buzzed him.
She said, “I found it really offensive. There was no need to do a stereotypical black joke. It was not funny.” But the audience disagreed … booing Mel for hitting the red button.
Mel B will be returning to Australia later this year â€“ but she has joined a new network and a new reality talent search.
Nine has confirmed the former Spice Girl has defected from Seven to join their revamped version of Australiaâ€™s Got Talent, set to air later this year.
Mel B, who has been a judge on the Australian version of The X Factor for the past two years, left Australia recently to join the panel of Americaâ€™s Got Talent alongside Heidi Klum. Her replacement on X Factor is yet to be announced, as is her fellow judges on Australiaâ€™s Got Talent.
Auditions for AGT began in Melbourne this weekend.
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America’s Got TalentÂ is spicing up its judging panel.
NBC has confirmed that Mel B — or Melanie Brown — of the Spice Girls will replace fellow Brit Sharon Osbourne on the panel of the summer reality competition series. Osbourne announced she was quitting last year.
Mel B, known as Scary Spice in the all-girl singing group, will join judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel onÂ Talent,Â which has been summer’s highest-rated network offering. She has previously served as a judge on the Australian version ofÂ The X Factor.
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With rehearsals beginning on Monday, producer Judy Craymer is delighted to announce today the full casting for VIVA FOREVER!
Leading the cast is Sally Ann Triplett and Hannah John-Kamen, who will play Lauren and Viva, the mother and daughter roles at the heart of the musical.
The romantic comedy tells the story of a family thrown into chaos as Viva and her three best friends Luce (played by Siobhan Athwal), Diamond (by Lucy Phelps) and Holly (by Dominique Provost-Chalkley) get swept up in a TV talent show where stars are born and dreams are shattered.
Written by Jennifer Saunders and featuring the hit songs of the Spice Girls, VIVA FOREVER! previews at the Piccadilly Theatre in London from Tuesday 27 November 2012.