Out with the old and in with the new. A couple of weeks ago, I told you that actor and comedian Nick Cannon was calling it quits with his hosting gig on “America’s Got Talent”. According to Nick, he wasn’t being treated fairly so he decided that it was time to part ways with his four million dollar gig. Well, the show must go on! It has been reported that the show is already looking for Nick’s replacement. Reportedly, the show’s producers have narrowed it down to three possible new host. Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans has made it into the top three.
The Top Three
According to TMZ,
Production sources tell us ‘AGT’ brass is zeroing on Wayans and 2 other comedians to replace Nick Cannon. The other guys are Tone Bell and Brandon Mychal Smith.
Wayans is obviously the big name here … but we’re told the 2 others have just as much of a chance to land the new gig considering their acting and comedy chops.
Bell is a stand-up and actor who’s worked on shows like “The Flash,” “Truth Be Told,” “Chelsea Lately,” and “Key and Peele.” He’s also made appearances on “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Comedy Knockout.”
Brandon Mychal Smith is a straight up Disney kid, who starred in shows like “That’s So Raven,” “So Random!” and Disney movies “Starstruck” and “Let It Shine.” He also played Little Richard in the James Brown biopic “Get On Up.”
And of course, there’s Wayans — who’s been in TONS of movies and shows. He’s even got NBC hosting experience for their show “I Can Do That” … so he might have this in the bag.
We’re told Simon still needs to meet with the 3 prospects to really see who’d be a good fit. He could even scrap them altogether, but for now … these are his top options.
So, what are your thoughts? Do you think Marlon would make a good host? Let me know in the comments.
By Ronda Brooks