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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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jen    

Rimes? You must be joking! LMAO

530 days ago
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wendy    

rimes would be a good choice, in the wake of her marriage scandal and then rehab...america eats that up!

530 days ago
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Zelganon    

Guys, not only this story has already been denied by NBC, it also doesn't make sense. For example, why should they hire someone from 90210? Do you realize that it's a 20 year old show whose entire cast has been completely forgotten by nearly anyone? Is there any actor from the 90210 cast who still has a relevant show-biz career?

530 days ago
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LadyN    

This sounds crazy. I would like to see Carly Simon on the panel but the other two? Come on! I don't know if this is true or not but I won't be watching if Lesnn Rimes is on there. Can't stand her and not because of her "other woman" status. She's just a rotten person in general (IMO). And what would Shannon bring to the table? No one even knows her or cares what she thinks. Ugh.

530 days ago
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disembedded    

This is just one of TMZ's made-up stories trying to generate page-views. So not true and so boring.

530 days ago
6.

Diamond Goddess!    

Where's the POLL?!
I want to VOOOOOOOOOOOOTE!!! :)
Carly.Simon.
('Nuff said.)

530 days ago
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Truth    

THIS SHOW IS A FRAUDSTER OF A COMPLETE JOKE!! CANCEL THIS SH*T ALREADY... #TRUTH!!

530 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Why on God's green Earth would they consider Shannon Dorhety? She is NO singer!

530 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

If you are going for a true judge the Carly Simon. If you want something just for publicity than Shannon and Leann would be perfect. I guess Shannon grew up. She got a degree online, so she's smart now. Leann couldn't be a judge. She can't even make good life judgement choices. How about you bring Bill Cosby to the judges chair or Joan Rivers. She's got a loud mouth and can fill that spot with no problem. Besides most of the times people with no talent can pick out talent if they see it.
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Phishie from Philly

530 days ago
10.

Elizabeth    

I think they could pick Carly Simon. She has alot of experience, and probably needs the extra money- A HA!!!!

529 days ago
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Keyser Söze    

Obviously, the biggest get would be Carly Simon, the most talented one of the bunch.

But, really... who cares? If even Howard Stern couldn't get more people to tune in, AgT is just not worth watching.

529 days ago
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Max    

Carly Simon's three times their age but still twice as good looking. Would be nice to have someone who's actually a talent in the industry.

529 days ago
13.

bagladey    

Ooooooh, TMZ is not showing Mrs. Cibrian any respect.

529 days ago
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bagladey    

Mrs. Cibrian is going to have a major hissy fit over that headline.

529 days ago
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harleyharlett    

the are kinda setting their expectations a little low - i hope sharon comes back

529 days ago
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