NBC Fires Back At Sharon Osbourne Over Discrimination Claims

NBC is lashing back at Sharon Osbourne … claiming she was DEAD WRONG when she insisted the network fired her son from a reality show because he was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Sharon had told the media she was quitting her gig on “America’s Got Talent” because NBC had “discriminated” against Jack Osbourne by dropping him from an upcoming reality show called, “Stars Earn Stripes” … in which celebrities compete in various military-style physical challenges. And to make matters worse, Sharon had claimed Jack was notified by e-mail … just two days before production was set to begin.

But NBC claims Sharon is blowing the whole thing out of of proportion — but admits the network decided to NOT ask Jack to participate as a contestant after going through vigorous medical screening.


NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt explains, “We hold medical information in strict confidence and therefore cannot comment specifically about Jack, but as a company that cares deeply about the health and safety of everyone on our shows — especially one like ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ that requires dangerous water stunts, strenuous physical activity, and uses live ammunition — we required all potential participants to undergo medical vetting to ensure that they could safely participate.”

Do you think Sharon Osbourne just got it all wrong? Was NBC right to NOT ask Jack to participate in the reality show?

Source: TMZ

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How Much Do The Kardashians Earn For Their Reality Show?

The Kardashian family has just signed on for 3 more seasons with E!, and it’s the richest deal ever in reality TV … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the deal tell us, the family will get more than $40 million for 3 more seasons of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” The 6th season of the show averaged 3 million viewers. The 7th season begins airing May 20. Our sources say the $40-plus million deal does not include product endorsements and other items associated with the show that Kim, Kris and the rest of the brood are able to hock.


Sources connected to  the deal tell TMZ … Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kris and Bruce will get the lion’s share of the money … and they are each getting equal pay. We’re told Kendall, Kylie and Rob are on a lower pay grade — and will be paid equally as well.

Scott Disick and his son Mason have a separate deal. Ditto for Lamar … who hammered out a package deal to appear in both “Khloe and Lamar” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” We’re told the new deal ONLY includes existing shows — so if Kim and Kanye get a new spinoff show … they will have to bang out a new contract for even MORE money.

Will you be keeping up with the Kardashians during the next three seasons? Share your thoughts with us!

Source: TMZ

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