Sharon Osbourne Leaves 'AGT' Amid Controversy: Other Stars With Controversial TV Exits

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Sharon Osbourne Leaves 'AGT' Amid Controversy: Other Stars With Controversial TV Exits
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Sharon Osbourne leaving "AGT" is not a surprise.

Sharon Osbourne has parted ways with "America's Got Talent," and she isn't going quietly. As it turns out, the red-headed wife of music legend Ozzy is leaving because she believes that NBC fired her son Jack. According to Sharon, Jack was promised a spot on the reality show "Stars Earn Stripes" but NBC cancelled after learning of his MS diagnosis. The network denies that they fired him, but that isn't stopping Sharon. "I just can't be fake," she said. "It's discrimination, and it was badly handled. It's time to move on." Sharon stands to face penalties for bolting early, but that won't stop her. "All they can do is stop me from being a judge on another network for five years," she said when asked about the potential fallout. Sharon isn't the only star to take a shot at a show after they left. Here is a look at a few others that made headlines for dissing their former TV shows.

Charlie Sheen

After the actor's infamous meltdown in 2011, he took plenty of shots at his former show "Two and a Half Men" and Chuck Lorre, the show's creator. In a series of bizarre interviews after his firing cut the show's eighth season short, the star shot back at his former boss. "I've spent, I think, close to the last decade, I don't know, effortlessly and magically converted your tin cans into pure gold," he said during one rant. "And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write." After the ninth season premiered, he continued to insult the show. When asked about the performance of Ashton Kutcher in October, Charlie said that he was "doing the best he can. I don't think the role is cursed, but I'm extremely disappointed with how they're handling what I left behind."

Steven Tyler

The Aerosmith lead singer bolted "American Idol" after just two seasons on the judging panel. He said that he wanted to focus his energies on music, but also said that the show wasn't his "cup of tea." Steven wasn't mean in his comments, and acknowledged that there were things he enjoyed about the program. "I loved it and hated it," he recalled. "It was a great job, I sat next to J.Lo and I made a ton of money. It was a moment in life and it became larger than life."

Joey Lawrence

The "Blossom" actor was pretty candid about why he isn't a part of the "Dancing with the Stars" All-Star cast. For one, the season three competitor isn't fond of having former champions in the mix. "It should be all runner-ups," he recently said. "I don't think any champions back in the mix makes any sense." In addition, Joey seems more than happy about not participating even though he had campaigned for a spot on Twitter. "I didn't want to do it," he said. "Why the hell would you do it again and go up against people who didn't win who now can win? It was a lot of fun, but I don't need to go back."

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