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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a contestant on America's Got Talent!
In an exclusive preview of tonight's episode of AGT, 16-year-old Austin-based flyboarding champ Damone Rippy soars through the airs and dives into the water, making a big splash with the judges and crowd in the process.
As Pitbull's "Fireball" plays in the background, onlookers marvel at Rippy's tricks. "That is crazy. That's like Iron Man," comments judge Howard Stern.
"There is nothing you cannot do," Tao Porchon-Lynch's website reads. And the 96-year-old, who recently competed on America's Got Talent, is living proof of that maxim.
Porchon-Lynch is certified by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest yoga teacher – she teaches at various studios around her home in White Plains, New York. Yoga is her first love; she "only" took up competitive dancing when she was 84. (She's had three hip replacements and has broken several bones, including her wrist, not that you could really tell.) A devout vegetarian, Porchon-Lynch strenuously avoids medication and supplements.
Porchon-Lynch was born in India, in the French territory of Pondicherry. She moved to France in her early 20s, where, she told Westchester Magazine, "I helped my aunt hide refugees fleeing the Nazis, and, when things became difficult, I escaped to England and continued my underground work for the Resistance movement."
On America's Got Talent's season premiere Tuesday, comedian Drew Lynch didn't let his stutter keep him from winning over the audience and judges, especially Howie Mandel.
Lynch, 23, started stuttering at age 20 after he was hit in the throat at a company softball game. According to his website, "This life-changing injury sparked a passion for writing and performing stand-up, bringing to life the social hardships of dealing with a newly found speech impediment."
After a set of jokes revolving around his injury, including a particularly successful one imagining what he would be like as the voice of a navigation system, Lynch received a standing ovation from the crowd and Mandel, 59.
"I believe you can turn anything into a positive, that's why I'm here," Lynch said, and the judges clearly admired this optimistic attitude.
Make room for Piers Morgan!
The British TV personality is coming back to America's Got Talent, he announced Tuesday on Twitter.
"BREAKING NEWS: America's Got Talent returns for Season 10 tonight...and I return to the judges' desk later this summer," he wrote.
If you're skeptical of hypnotism, America's Got Talent might just change your mind.
In a preview of the 10th season of AGT, Howie Mandel appears to be cured of his public fear of germs by a professional hypnotist.
Anyone who's been around germaphobe Howie Mandel should know that the comedian doesn't like to shake hands.
That's all about to change on America's Got Talent.
On this season of the NBC competition show that returns in May, Mandel is successfully hypnotized, and the results are pretty extraordinary.
Just call it magic.
When America first fell in love with Jackie Evancho's voice, she was just an unknown 10-year-old trying to make it on America's Got Talent.
Her version of "O Mio Babbino Caro" dazzled the hit show's audience, its judges and host Nick Cannon, who told PEOPLE at the time, "That's the best performance I have ever seen on this show."
Now, the teenager is impressing again.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon could be counted on for their quirky photos in matching costumes and over-the-top displays of affection, but it seems their good times together have run out.
According to a source, their six-year marriage is on the rocks and "has been bad for a while."
While Carey, 45, remains at the couple's Manhattan apartment with their 3-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, Cannon, 33, "has been staying in hotels."
So what went wrong between the pop diva and the America's Got Talent host?