‘America’s Got Talent’ 2016: Simon Cowell Exits After Howie Mandel Racist Comment?

‘America’s Got Talent’ 2016: Simon Cowell Exits After Howie Mandel Racist Comment?
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There’s trouble brewing in “America’s Got Talent 2016.” Can this spell the reality competition’s demise?


Apparently, the contestants are not only the ones vying for a spot on the show, but the judges as well. Reportedly, Howie Mandell just slammed Simon Cowell and said he should not be part of the panel of judges!

Howie Mandell is not happy with Simon Cowell. Could his rudeness force the judge out, like what happened with Howard Stern?

According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Howie Mandel has gone as far as attacking Simon’s origin just because he cannot stand him.

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He has reported been heard complaining about the fact that even though the show is called “America’s Got Talent”, he is the only American judge on it!

Howie is also unhappy with the fact that in the promotional posters for the show, “Simon is front and center, and Howie’s smaller and as far off to the side as he can be,” the gossip site reported.

“America’s Got Talent”  Howie Mandel

Although there is nothing much that Simon Cowell fears, he should stay clear of judge Howie Mandel, as every judge that Howie has had a beef with in the past have been forced to leave the show.

Howie has had an incredibly bad track record with his co-judges, specially the male ones, in the past. The biggest example of this is of course, Judge Howard Stern, who quit after judging last year. His surprising decision to quit was attributed to his constant arguments with Howie.

Stern’s walking out from the show was the only reason that Simon joined the judges table in “America’s Got Talent” 2016. And he faces similar wrath from Howie that made Stern leave.

‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges

However, it is a little difficult for Howie to intimidate Simon Cowell since Simon is the founder of a whole range of shows including “America’s Got Talent”, “American Idol” and “X Factor.”.

And just like all the other shows at he has judged, Simon knows how to keep his co-judges in check and establishing his authority at all times. An insider at Celeb Dirty Laundry said that “[Simon] makes no bones about the fact that he thinks Howie is an idiot.”


Even though Gossip Cop has vehemently debunked the news that Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell are feuding behind the scenes, the rumor cannot be waved off without concern.

If the two judges are indeed at loggerheads with each other, what does that mean for the future of the show?

For the latest ‘America’s Got Talent’ 2016 News, please stay tuned in to this site.

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  • MovieAwardsPlus

    This is a completely made up story. Howard Stern did not leave AGT because of Howie. They are good friends. Howard just wanted more free time. Also, the headline does not support this article at all.

  • Texas Patriot

    Total BS.