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'America's Got Talent' Wish List

'90210' Star, 'Vain' Singer

and Another Woman

11/5/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1104_americas_got_talent_getty"America's Got Talent" is working to fill the vacant spot at the judge's table left by the departure of Sharon Osbourne ... and TMZ knows the identities of the 3 women the show has targeted.

According to our sources, producers have their eyes on Shannen Doherty, Carly Simon and Leann Rimes. We're told the show is looking for a strong and opinionated woman -- and they're thinkin' any one of them would fit the bill.

The judge's spot became available over the summer after Sharon Osbourne decided to quit the show after she claimed NBC dropped her son Jack from a reality show due to his MS diagnosis.

It's possible the producers could have other seats to fill -- we're told Howard Stern and Howie Mandel are not under contract for next season ... so it's conceivable the show could have an all-new judge's table.

As for Doherty, Simon and Rimes, we're told no offers have been made ... yet.

NBC spokesperson Sharon Pannozzo claims no such list of prospective judges exists -- but our sources, and they're good, say it does.

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16.

LCS27    

"vAIN" SINGER AND OTHER WOMAN?

You don't know who Carly Simon and Leann Rimes are? stupid generation of jouRnalists brainwashed by the kardashian's crap. that's what TMZ is.

688 days ago
17.

zombie    

Pretty pathetic wish list.

688 days ago
18.

barney    

Easy choice Carly Simon.Of the three she is the only one with proven Talent and even though older still Hotter then the other two.
The best thing about this show was when the SKANK Sharon left,talk about no Talent she's a perfect pick.

688 days ago
19.

rachel    

The day they put LeAnn Rimes on the show is the day I stop watching.

688 days ago
20.

who dat    

This crappy show is still on?

688 days ago
21.

Lee    

AGT is beating a dead horse. They are dead, give it up!!!!

688 days ago
22.

LISA    

It's a shame they are losing Sharon, but I admire her for taking a stand.


Shannen MAY be a good fit (they did mention looking for opinionated), but I would rather see a singer on the panel.

688 days ago
23.

There's a problem here    

I thought Carly Simon had major anxiety issues with public appearances, maybe seated with her back to an audience wouldn't count?

688 days ago
24.

Nyla    

I'm done with that show now that Sharon left.

687 days ago
25.

bozzman    

just use those 3. that sounds perfect

687 days ago
26.

all about the money    

How about none of the above? None of the three listed here really screams talent judge to me. NBC needs to keep looking.

687 days ago
27.

M    

Shannen DOHerty???? Are you kidding? AND Rimes? The only one who has merit is Simon! But Simon doesn't have the FREAK factor that DOHerty or Rimes have... scraping the bottom of the barrel!!!

687 days ago
28.

esleenda    

What a joke - why not add Octomom to the list? Can TV get any worse?

687 days ago
29.

HungWang    

one word.... CHER !!

687 days ago
30.

Frank    

OMG Rimes would be a GREAT choice! Brandi Glanville's head would explode if LeAnn got this!!! LOL

687 days ago
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