Over the last few weeks we’ve heard talk that Sharon Osbourne might not be returning to America’s Got Talent. We now know the reason, and it’s because of something that we would have never expected.

According to the New York Post, Osbourne is leaving AGT because of a dispute with NBC involving her son, Jack.

Jack Osbourne was set to be a contestant on the upcoming NBC reality show Stars and Stripes, a show where celebrity contestants face off against each other in military exercises. He never officially signed a contract, as both Osbournes attest, but NBC and Jack Osbourne were going ahead with a verbal agreement, which is common in the entertainment business.

About a month after the agreement, Jack Osbourne went public with the fact that he has multiple sclerosis. This prompted NBC to send the Osbournes an email:

Regretfully, we cannot move forward with Jack’s participation.

An NBC representative gave a comment on this:

An NBC executive did initially leave a message for Ms. Osbourne. However, when we received no return call we sent an email in the interest of time. Further Ms. Osbourne was offered the opportunity to discuss the situation with another NBC programming executive but declined.

Producer David Hurwitz commented on why Jack Osbourne was let go:

The rigors of the show were too intense for him.

Sharon Osbourne has said this lead to her decision to leave America’s Got Talent and NBC:

I just can’t be fake. It’s discrimination, and it was badly handled.

It’s time to move on. They can’t make me do something I don’t want to do. All they can do is stop me from being a judge on another network for five years.

She does note here that she is under contract. This is interesting given the fact that only last week she was saying that they hadn’t asked her back. She obviously would have already known about this whole fiasco then, and it’s curious as to why she’d make that sort of comment.

She made a few tweets to make sure that people still know that she loves AGT:

An NBC representative has issued this statement:

Sharon has been a valuable part of the NBC family. We regret any misunderstanding and wish Jack well.

What are your thoughts on this situation? Will you be sad to see Sharon go? Do you agree with her that she had to?

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

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Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.