It probably sucks to be Brandy Norwood right now. Just last Christmas the 28-year old R&B crooner was involved in a car crash that claimed the life of another driver. Now she’s being replaced by 54-year old Sharon Osbourne (remember her from The Osbournes?) as a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
NBC did not cite the reason for Brandy’s exit. But word has it that her involvement in two wrongful death lawsuits facing her as a result of that December accident that left a 38-year-old woman dead may have contributed.
“Brandy has enjoyed her association with the program. However, she felt she couldn’t give the new season the attention and commitment it deserved,” said a statement released by NBC.
Sharon Osbourne joins returning judges David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan.