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'America's Got Talent' Finalist Signs 3 Year Contract with Eagles

11/18/2016 7:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1118-jon-dorenbos-eagles-logo-tmz-01Jon Dorenbos is having one helluva year -- after finishing 3rd on "America's Got Talent," the magician just signed a brand new 3 year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Seems like 3 is his magic number! 

Of course, Dorenbos has been the Eagles' long-snapper since 2006  -- but after his massive success on 'AGT' coupled with the fact he's 36, some people thought he'd pursue the magic thing full time. 

1118-jon-dorenbos-americas-got-talent-GETTY-02But that's not the case ... at least not yet ... with Ian Rapoport reporting that he just inked a new deal that will keep him with Philly until 2019! 

Obviously, the contract won't stop him from expanding his magic career -- he just appeared on "Ellen" a few days ago and CRUSHED IT! 

Congrats! 

'AGT' Winner 'I Don't Know My Name' ... But I Know I Got Sweet Bonuses

10/24/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1014-grace-vanderwaal-youtube-gettyGrace VanderWaal didn't just get $1 million for winning "America's Got Talent" ... she also nailed down an extra $100 grand, and a slew of possible bonuses.

The 12-year-old 'AGT' winner from this past summer is set to receive the $100k advance for her 1st album, and then an additional $100k if the record pushes more than 500,000 units in its first year.

According to her contract, Grace is eligible for up to 4 renewals of her deal with Simon Cowell's record label, SYCO -- and each one comes with another $100k.

She rode her original tune, "I Don't Know My Name" all the way to the 'AGT' crown, and if she's got a few more hits up her sleeve ... the kid's set for life.

NFL Magician Jon Dorenbos 'AGT' Finalist ... Mentoring Eagles Legend!

9/3/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Philadelphia Eagles long snapper who's KILLING IT on "America's Got Talent" says he's got another trick up his sleeve ... he's mentoring an NFL legend in the ways of the wand.

We got Jon Dorenbos out at LAX hours after he was voted into the 'AGT' finals, thanks to another MIND-BLOWING trick on the show. 

Turns out, Dorenbos is spreading the magic love back at Eagles training camp -- where one of his all-time favorite players has taken an apprentice role.

BONUS -- We also asked Dorenbos one huge fantasy football question -- should you invest a draft pick in his Eagles teammate, Dorial Green-Beckham ... the massive WR from Mizzou???

'America's Got Talent' Duo So Here's Our Hook

8/4/2016 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ryan Stock and AmberLynn Walker -- the "America's Got Talent" team that had an epic fail when she accidentally shot him -- have a follow-up stunt that will make you jump out of your skin.

The recently-booted contestants were on "TMZ Live" Thursday when Ryan decided to give himself the hook ... but this time, literally.

Check out the full interview on today's "TMZ Live."

'America's Got Talent' Flaming Arrow Stunt Gone Seriously Wrong

8/2/2016 7:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"America's Got Talent" viewers just witnessed a truly scary moment when one contestant accidentally shot her husband in the throat with a flaming arrow.

Contestants Amber and Ryan, a sideshow duo, have made their mark on the show performing dangerous stunts. Tuesday's stunt was supposed to end with Amber hitting a target in Ryan's mouth with the arrow ... but her aim was way off and it struck him in the throat instead.

Our 'AGT' sources say Ryan's fine, he was just shaken up after the mishap.

That's the risk you take when you do it live. 

'AGT' Metal Grandpa I'm With The Band Now!

7/13/2016 2:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

John Hetlinger made it to the big time -- and it only took 82 years!

Hetlinger -- who went crazy viral for rocking out to Drowning Pool's "Bodies" on "America's Got Talent" -- will join the band onstage Friday in front of thousands at Chicago Open Air music festival.

Like a true rock star -- priority #1 is partying. The band says it's treating John to all the alcohol he wants. 

Hetlinger will join Drowning Pool at their signing booth after their set -- here's hoping he gets to autograph someone's boobs.

Philadelphia Eagles Player Crushes 'America's Got Talent' ... Watch Me Blow Minds!

6/22/2016 6:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos KILLED IT on "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday -- pulling off a magic trick that left Simon Cowell's jaw thiiiis close to the floor. 

Turns out the 14 year NFL veteran -- and 2 time Pro Bowler -- dabbles in magic in his off time ... and put his skills on display on the NBC show this week. 

You gotta watch the 35-year-old in action -- dude got a "Yes" from all 4 judges!!!! 

'AGT' Metal Grandpa Drowning Pool Wants 82-Year-Old to Join Band!

6/8/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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82-year-old John Hetlinger just got an offer he can't refuse ... to go onstage with the wildly popular metal group Drowning Pool for an encore performance of "Bodies."

John rocked the audience of "America's Got Talent" with his rendition, and now Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce is trying to track down the grandpa. 

The goal is to get John to Chicago for the Open Air Festival in July. C.J. says they'll cover John's travel and beer expenses ... and whatever else it takes.

Beats shuffleboard.

Simon Cowell No Marriage Talk In Front of My Baby Mama!!

4/8/2016 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Simon Cowell got put on blast when a paparazzo dared to bring up the "M" word while Simon's girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, was feet away -- and you gotta see the ex-'Idol' judge's reaction.

Truth is ... this clip is weird all around. Cowell was partying at Ago in West Hollywood after the "American Idol" finale, but did NOT seem like the guy America came to love/hate.

He talked about crappy old 'Idol' wannabes, replacing Howard Stern and even baby diapers -- and not ONE negative word from the guy ... until the whole marriage thing came up.

Watch ... there's still a little of old Simon in there.

Simon Cowell Sued Over 'America's Got Talent' Low Wire Act

12/16/2015 3:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1216_simon_cowell_TMZ_2bSimon Cowell is being sued for millions by a woman who has no talent when it comes to clearing wires.

D'Arcy Gurr was at a taping of "America's Got Talent" back in April when she tripped and fell on wires that were left on the floor.

She says in her lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, the studio was overcrowded, which made things way more dangerous.

The incident occurred during a taping at the L.A. County Fair.

Gurr is suing the show, Simon, and the fairground for $5 million.

Nick Cannon BOOED AT KNICKS GAME ... No Mercy at the Garden

4/4/2014 11:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nick Cannon got treated like an ENEMY at a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden this week ... when the crowd turned and hammered him with BOOS ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. 

Cannon was shooting a segment for "America's Got Talent" on April 2nd -- during halftime of the Knicks vs. Nets game. 

We're told producers came out first and asked the crowd to cheer ... but when Nick took the floor, the crowd showered him with hate. 

At one point, Nick told the crowd, "Go ahead. Boo louder. Get it outta your system!" But the reverse psychology didn't work.

Eventually, Nick tried to pull off a trick shot (with the help of producers) ... but that didn't work either and the booing continued until the crowd got tired. 

Hey, keep your head up Nick ... New Yorkers even booed Tim Tebow during a Yankees game back in 2012.

Who boos Tim Tebow?!

Heidi Klum Best Chiquita EVER!

2/9/2014 7:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0209-heidi-klum-banana-splashHeidi Klum basked in a make-shift banana hammock as she watched her son's soccer practice.

The "America's Got Talent" judge made it typically difficult for soccer dads to focus on the Brentwood, CA field.

Germany's got talent, too ... clearly.

Sharon Osbourne 'America's Got Talent' Stage Is a Death Trap

10/15/2013 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE


Sharon Osbourne is blasting NBC -- calling the network a "disgrace" for ignoring a makeup artist who allegedly suffered serious injuries on the set of "America's Got Talent."

We broke the story ... Sharon's former makeup artist Jude Alcala is suing the Peacock, claiming he fell through a hole in the "AGT" set -- breaking his femur and damaging his shoulder.

Now, Sharon is going on the attack on Jude's behalf ... telling TMZ, "[It's] the worst stage in the entire world."

She continued, "Some guy designed a stage set with a hole in the middle. Somebody has to pay the price."

We reached out to NBC and Fremantle for comment on the lawsuit -- but never heard back.

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