Viewers were treated to some unexpected drama among the panel of judges on “America’s Got Talent” Tuesday night when Simon Cowell made a joke about Mel B’s wedding night.
Mel B, a member of the Spice Girls and one of the show’s judges, is currently going through a cold divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte and she didn’t take kindly to Cowell bringing up her wedding night while he critiqued an act.
The 57-year-old Cowell compared a performance by escape artist Demian Aditya to Mel B’s wedding night by saying: “I kind of think it will be like Mel B’s wedding night. A lot of anticipation, not much promise.”
This infuriated Mel B, who promptly dumped her entire mug of water on an incredulous Cowell’s head before storming off. She later returned in a huff but appeared to have ripped her dress. Host Tyra Banks said, “Mel B is out. This is live TV, all, live TV,” while judge Howie Mandel added, “Something just went wrong.”
Mel B, 43, is currently in a legal standoff with Belafonte for custody rights over their three children after she obtained a restraining order against him for alleged abuse, getting their nanny pregnant and forcing her to take part in threesomes.
At a hearing in Los Angeles, Judge Lawrence Riff said: “Mr. Belafonte claims it’s in the child’s best interests for him to have contact, frequent and continuing, with the child he says he raised from an infant. The petitioner says it is clearly not in that child’s interest. Those are the assertions.”
Apparently, Mel B wasn’t in the mood to think about her wedding during Tuesday’s airing.
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