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Simon Cowell Returns to U.S. TV as America's Got Talent Judge

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Simon Cowell Returns to U.S. TV as America's Got Talent Judge

Originally posted 10/22/2015 10:25AM

Simon Cowell is coming back to this side of the pond.

After a two-year hiatus from American television, Cowell has signed on as a judge on next season of America's Got Talent.

During an appearance on the Today show on Thursday, Cowell said "it was the network's decision," though he admitted to doing some prodding of his own.

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Jackie Evancho's Sister Juliet Opens Up About Her Transgender Journey

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UpdatePosted 10/12/2015 12:45PM

Jackie Evancho's Sister Juliet Opens Up About Her Transgender Journey

Originally posted 10/12/2015 11:45AM

Red carpets might be run-of-the-mill for Jackie Evancho since the 15-year-old vocal wonder placed second on America's Got Talent five years ago. But when she stepped out to perform at the Global Lyme Alliance's inaugural gala in New York Thursday, the whole night was full of firsts for the person by her side, her sister Juliet.

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America's Got Talent Winner Paul Zerdin Says Howie Mandel Is the 'Perfect Dummy'

Originally posted 09/17/2015 01:25PM

Spoiler alert for anyone who didn't see the season finale of America's Got Talent: Stop reading now.

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America's Got Talent Celebrates 10 Years of Paw-some Animal Acts

Originally posted 07/27/2015 01:00PM

With a little bit of paw grease, any kind of animal can learn a new trick. And America's Got Talent has seen some of the best.

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WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris Cuddles Up to an America's Got Talent Contestant – Don't Worry, It's Strictly Professional

Originally posted 07/13/2015 05:50PM

If given the opportunity, who wouldn't want to cuddle with Neil Patrick Harris?

In an exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday's America's Got Talent, one lucky contestant – a self-proclaimed "Professional Cuddler" – gets that very chance when she enlists hesitant guest judge Harris, 42, as a volunteer for her demonstration.

"Don't worry, Neil," joked judge Howie Mandel. "She's certified."

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WATCH: America's Got Talent Gymnasts Prove How Extreme Horsing Around Can Be

Originally posted 06/29/2015 04:20PM

This audition ought to quiet the neighsayers!

In an exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday's America's Got Talent, a fearless fivesome of kids, ranging from ages 6 to 16, stun the judging panel by performing wild acrobatic feats while riding horses.

"It would be dangerous for anybody," says judge Howie Mandel, "but children doing things – amazing stunts – on the back of a horse is something that certainly falls under the category of extreme."

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Mel B.'s Kids Love Coming to the AGT Set – But Only Think She's Cool Sometimes

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Mel B.'s Kids Love Coming to the AGT Set – But Only Think She's Cool Sometimes

Originally posted 06/26/2015 07:50PM

If you wanna be Mel B.'s child, you gotta … have mixed feelings about your mom!

When asked how her kids feel about her gig as a judge on America's Got Talent, the former Spice Girl, 40, quipped that it's "probably what they think of me in general – sometimes I'm really cool, and sometimes I'm really not to them!”

Having a mom that hosts the megahit talent show does have its perks for Phoenix, 16, Angel, 8, and Madison, 3, especially with supermodel Heidi Klum as her co-host.

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