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Entertainment Jay Leno Breaks His Silence on Gabrielle Union's America's Got Talent Firing

02:20  03 december  2019
02:20  03 december  2019 Source:   eonline.com

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Jay Leno has found himself in a prime-time controversy.

Late last month, news unexpectedly broke that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough would not be returning to America's Got Talent as judges.

While NBC said the judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years, Dwyane Wade shared on Twitter that his wife was fired. In addition, reports surfaced claiming Gabrielle expressed concern over "offensive" incidents during her time on the show.

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Simon Cowell' s company broke their silence on Gabrielle Union ' s firing from America ' s Got Talent on Sunday. Syco Entertainment said they are working with Union through her On Friday news broke that Union , 47, and fellow judge Julianne Hough were axed from the reality talent show' s next season.

Simon Cowell‘ s company is speaking out about Gabrielle Union ‘ s grievances with America ’ s Got Talent during her In the wake of the actress’ unexpected firing from AGT, Syco Entertainment, which produces AGT, released a joint statement with NBC and production company Fremantle on Sunday.

One of those circumstances was when Jay reportedly made an inappropriate joke while serving as a guest host.

"Leno made a crack about a painting on display in a hallway of Simon Cowell, the show's executive producer and judge, surrounded by his dogs," Variety reported. "Leno joked that the pets looked like something one would find 'on the menu at a Korean restaurant.'"

While Jay has stayed silent on social media, Lion's Share News caught up with the comedian at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Calif., this weekend where he addressed the controversy.

Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Jay Leno, Simon Cowell sitting at a table posing for the camera: Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) © Provided by E! Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

"I love Gabrielle Union. She's a great girl. I really enjoyed working with her," he shared in video obtained by TMZ. "She's really good."

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Gabrielle Union is thanking her loved ones for their support following her America ’ s Got Talent firing . On Friday, the actress shared a selfie of herself and On Wednesday, Union broke her silence on her controversial departure from AGT, thanking her followers for their support during this difficult time.

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When asked if she was treated fairly on the popular summer series, Jay responded, " I don't know…but I think she's a great girl."

And when asked to address the reported joke, Jay chose to stay mum as he explained a street with traffic going by wasn't the best place to talk about it.

Jay Leno sitting at a table: Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images © Provided by E! Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

While Gabrielle has tried to stay quiet on all the headlines surrounding her exit from America's Got Talent, the actress recently took to Twitter and expressed gratitude for all the support she has received in recent days.

"So many tears, so much gratitude," she shared with her followers. "THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone…you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever."

The actress and proud mom would receive support from Ellen Pompeo, Holly Robinson Peete, Ariana Grande, Patricia Arquette, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more.

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Gabrielle Union is calling for change from America ’ s Got Talent after her controversial departure. RELATED: Simon Cowell’ s Company Breaks Silence on Gabrielle Union ’ s AGT Firing . According to Variety, during a taping of AGT over the summer, guest judge Leno allegedly made a joke about a

With the controversy over the firing of Gabrielle Union from America ' s Got Talent showing no signs of subsiding, and the wave of support for the actress growing every day, NBC and the companies behind AGT, Fremantle and series creator Simon Cowell' s Syco

Gabrielle and Julianne's replacements have yet to be announced. America's Got Talent: The Champions season two, however, will feature Howie Mandel, Simon, Heidi Klum and newbie Alesha Dixon.

"We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture," NBC said in a joint statement with America's Got Talent production companies Fremantle and Syco. "We are working with Ms. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, following which we will take whatever next steps may be appropriate."

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Howard Stern Calls 'AGT' the 'Ultimate Boys Club,' Blames Simon Cowell for Gabrielle Union Ouster .
Former "America's Got Talent" judge Howard Stern suggested on his radio show on Monday that Simon Cowell may have had a hand in orchestrating the exits of Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough from the NBC competition show. "He sets it up that the men stay," Stern said on his SiriusXM show. "No matter how ugly [the men] are, no matter how old they are, no matter how fat they are, no matter how talentless they are." "What he manages to do on all his shows is he constantly replaces the hot chicks with hotter chicks and younger chicks," he continued.

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