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‘America’s Got Talent’ Down To 3 Host Choices Including Marlon Wayans; Ex Host Nick Cannon Racist Reaction

First Posted: Mar 07, 2017 04:56 PM EST
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Simon Cowell has narrowed down his choice for next host of "America's Got Talent" to three. The NBC reality show has recently found itself host-less after Nick Cannon quit. 

According to TMZ, production sources have revealed that Cowell has come down to Marlon Wayans, Tone Bell, and Brandon Mychal Smith to replace Nick Cannon. Although Wayans is the big name here, the other two has an equal fighting chance to grab the position.

Wayans is famous for his comedic roles in "Scary Movie" 1 and 2, "White Chicks," "Little Man," and "Dance Flick". However, the stand-up comedian and actor also portrayed a dramatic role in critically acclaimed "Requiem for a Dream". Wayans also has hosting experience with NBC's "I Can Do That".

Tone Bell has shows like "The Flash," "Truth Be Told," and "Key and Peele" under his experience belt. The comedian recently hosted the first season of a hidden camera show on MTV named "Jerks with Cameras". 

Brandon Mychal Smith has appeared in shows like "Kim Possible," "That's so Raven," "Phil of the future," and "So Random!". He has also worked in Disney movies "Starstruck" and "Let It, Shine." 

New York Daily News noted Nick Cannon's reaction to the news of his replacement choices. Cannon told TMZ that he is confused why "America's Got Talent" is only targeting black males for hosting gig. 

"Why are they going with the black guy?" TMZ quoted Cannon. "Can't they get some white? I think Mario Lopez should do it."

Cannon quit "America's Got Talent" after he learned that his network bosses are planning to fire him over a joke he told on NBC during one of his stand-up acts. He was with the show for eight seasons.

Meanwhile, "America's Got Talent" had to cancel the Monday and Tuesday filming after Mel B's father died. Martin Brown was 63 and died after battling cancer for five years. 

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