Simon Cowell On ‘America’s Got Talent’: Tyra Banks Is ‘Still A Bit Of A Diva’ | TODAY

Simon Cowell On ‘America’s Got Talent’: Tyra Banks Is ‘Still A Bit Of A Diva’ | TODAY


WEEK. AND NATALIE CAUGHT UP WITH THE TOP BOSS AND SUJ, SJUDGE, SIMON COWELL, FOR AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW. THE FAMILY SHOW THAT’S GOT IT ALL. HEIDI, HOWIE, MEL B. AND SIMON, ALL BACK FOR THE BIGGEST SEASON YET OF “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.” DO YOU FEEL THAT THERE’S PRESSURE TO RE-CREATE THE MAGIC?>>YEAH. IT DID OCCUR TO ME.>>Reporter: WE SAT DOWN WITH SIMON AT HIS SWANKY BEVERLY HILLS MANSION. FIRST UP, THE NEW SUPERMODEL HOST, TYRA BANKS.>>I’VE SEEN A DIFFERENT SIDE OF HER. SHE’S FUNNY, GOOFY. SHE’S STILL A BIT OF A DIVA BUT, AS I SAID –>>.>>Reporter: DEFINE DIVA.>>DIVA, I MEAN IT AS A COMPLIME COMPLIMENT, BY THE WAY. IT’S THAT PRESENCE YOU THOUGHT WHEN YOU WALK IN A ROOM.>>Reporter: TYRA, JUMPING IN AFTER NICK CANNON ABRUPTLY QUIT THE SHOW. WERE YOU SHOCKED BY IT.>>YES.>>Reporter: THE DAY BEFORE, SAID THAT’S IT.>>AND NO ONE TOLD ME. I CALLED HIM. WE TALKED A LOT. AND IN THE END, IT ENDED AS POSITIVE AS IT COULD BE.>>AND WORKED OUT FOR YOU, BEING SURROUNDED BY THREE GORGEOUS WOMEN AND HOWIE. SORRY, HOWIE.>>AND HOWIE.>>Reporter: BEHIND THE SCENES, IT’S BEEN A BUMPY RIDE FOR MEL B. THIS SPRING, SHE FILED FOR DIVORCE, AMID ALLEGATIONS HE PHYSICALLY AND ABUSED MEL. DID YOU KNOW ALL THAT WAS GOING ON WITH HER AND HER EX?>>NO. IT CAME OUT IN THE PRESS. I HAD ADVISED HER. USING MY LAWYERS, NONE OF THAT WAS TRUE. I HAD NO IDEA. ALL WE WERE TRYING TO DO WAS SUPPORT HER BECAUSE SHE’S OUR FRIEND.>>Reporter: SIMON, NOW FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING HIS SHOW’S HOT, NEW TALENT. * MAKE IT RAIN>>Reporter: LIKE 21-YEAR-OLD YOLI, WHO SOME ARE CALLING THE CUBAN ADELE.>>SHE WOULD WIN IT ALL.>>Reporter: THE CHARIOT AWAITS. WHEN HE’S NOT MAKING STARS, SIMON CAN BE FOUND IN ONE OF HIS HOT RIDES, LIKE THIS VINTAGE FORD BRONCO. AM I SAFE WITH YOU?>>50/50.>>Reporter: A PERFECT TIME FOR A GAME OF MARY, SHAG OR KILL? WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO MARRY?>>OUT OF WHO?>>HEIDI, MEL, YOU COULD MARRY HEIDI.>>MEL. ONLY BECAUSE I KNOW HER BETTER. KILL?>>Reporter: I GOT MY FEELING ON THIS ONE.>>YEAH, I HAVE TO KILL HOWIE ONLY BECAUSE HE NEVER STOPS TALKING.>>Reporter: OKAY, SHAG.>>OH, GOSH.>>Reporter: THIS IS SO GOOD.>>Reporter: CAN I SAY YOU?>>NO.>>Reporter: JOE, YOU DIDN’T HEAR THAT. HE HAS NEVER BEEN HAPPY WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND AND HIS SON, ERIC.>>WHAT’S HIS JOB?>>I’M DADDY’S JOB NOW.>>HE’S LIKE MINI-ME NOW. NOW, I’M TEACHING HIM MY JOB. I HOPE HE WILL COME IN TO WORK WITH ME AS SOON AS I CAN GET HIM OUT OF SCHOOL. I LEFT WHEN I WAS 16. I JUST WANT TO GO TO WORK. I LOVE YOU. THAT WASN’T A KISS.>>Reporter: YOU ARE SUCH A KINDER, GENTLER SIMON. IS IT BECAUSE OF FATHERHOOD, DO YOU THINK?>>FOR SURE. IT DOES CHANGE YOU. MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT GIVES YOU A BALANCE. WE’RE ALL LUCKY TO BE DOING WHAT WE’RE DOING. BUT SOMEONE LIKE HIM COMES ALONG, THIS FALLS INTO SECOND PLACE.>>OH. HE’S BEEN GOOD WITH KIDS, THOUGH. I REMEMBER BACK IN THE DAY DURING THE COMMERCIAL BREAKS. HE WOULD RUN AND KIDS WOULD GIVE HIM HUGS.>>I NEVER HAD SEEN THAT.>>SEASON 12 OF “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” PREMIERS HERE ON NBC.>>>UP NEXT, WE’RE THROWING SOME CHICKEN ON THE BARBIE. I NEVER HAVE SAID THAT IN MY

56 Comments

  • Arindam Chowdhury

    May 22, 2017

    Nobody can replace Nick .
    -Mariah Carrey

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  • Miss M

    May 22, 2017

    Simon's a bit of a flirt now

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  • Wendy Smith

    May 23, 2017

    I like the SIMON COWELL that's being shown to the world now. A round of applause to Master Eric for changing his Daddy.

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  • Grande

    May 23, 2017

    Everyone knows Simon Cowell is the biggest diva in any show he's on.

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  • Red Hope

    May 24, 2017

    I hate how she tried to frame the question as though Nick just abruptly decided to leave.  Not mentioning that they tried to fire him for something completely outrageous, and nick decided to stand on his principle and not accept their offer, when they asked him to come back. I Really did not like how that question was framed!!!

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  • Weyland-Yutani Corporation

    May 24, 2017

    I dont understand how she is like Adele. is the comparison just because she's over weight because that doesn't seem right. I dont think theyre being negative by saying it but there's a bit of prejudice to that statement.

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  • Mercedes Giesbrecht

    May 31, 2017

    stupid people and stupid media… tyra wouldnt do anything to harm anyone

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  • atolm1

    June 2, 2017

    He's so charming. Dont know Natalie but she is gorgeous!

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  • Sana A

    June 2, 2017

    Nick Cannon left abruptly? How about they tested the man's integrity and a pay cheque wasn't worth it for him

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  • Myra Robinson

    June 3, 2017

    I liked Nick, but Tyra is good/I like her.

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  • freedom1234573

    June 3, 2017

    3 beautiful women!

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  • Wolle van Ro

    June 3, 2017

    A DIVA IS A FEMALE VERSION OF A HUSTLER!

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  • ShawN TyleR

    June 7, 2017

    To be honest tyra banks is Amazing & a Super Diva in the runway BUT BEING a host in AGT is NOT THE 1 FOR HER.They couldn't choose any male comedian on the show.BUT no-1 couldn't replace Nick cannon as the perfect 1.And lastly AGT is not A show if WASN'T for Simon Cowell.

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  • Ryan B

    June 8, 2017

    why is tyra tryin to look like chrissy teigen ?!?…ugh! 😒😒😒😒

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  • Dejen Habte

    June 8, 2017

    simon FARA

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  • mido mah

    June 9, 2017

    no no no … the whole story is that nick turns into a woman called tyra

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  • suzyloo21

    June 9, 2017

    As long as they have Tyra on there, I'll try to keep watching.  She seems to be very nice and an excellent wonderful host assisting those going on stage.  If they use Katy Perry on any of Simons shows, I will not be watching and it can't be true that Katy Perry is worth 34 million dollars to host ANY SHOW!

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  • CyberSimsShows

    June 9, 2017

    TYRA IS THE BEST HOST THIS SHOW HAS HAD HANDS DOWN QUEEN

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  • Jason5499 5499

    June 10, 2017

    Nick cannon was great. She has big shoes to fill.

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  • Maliha Intikhab

    June 11, 2017

    "Hi hi, its Ty Ty"

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  • Daulton Mcdarby

    June 12, 2017

    It's Tyra Banks – a legend..one of the greatest super models. Obviously..

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  • Zeny Yanuaria

    June 12, 2017

    Please bring back Nick Cannon 💕💕💕

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  • Broke Socialites

    June 13, 2017

    I love Tyra Banks as a new host of AGT.

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  • Ashley Brooke

    June 14, 2017

    yesss that pic at 1:24 my eyes go straight to Tyra and her outfit!

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  • Kai A.

    June 15, 2017

    nobody replaces Nick Cannon

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  • Paisley Samson

    June 16, 2017

    you need to bring NICK back.

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  • Jeannie Jones

    June 16, 2017

    Simon, can I have a ride? Let me know okay.

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  • goliaboi

    June 17, 2017

    never realized how much tyra looks like jade

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  • Smitten Kitten

    June 18, 2017

    Lol in Jessie-
    Jessie: Someone who's evil, and english, and evil!
    Emma: Like Simon Cowell?
    Me: Excuse me?

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  • Olivia Wink

    June 22, 2017

    Omg I really don't like her, she doesn't fit the job

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  • Acacius

    June 23, 2017

    Tyra is gooooooooorgeous. She stills the show and all the photos with the judges lol.

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  • xQueenOfHearts

    June 24, 2017

    Am I the only one who heard "britney got talent" at 3:17 yea, no ok

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  • shubham yadav

    June 25, 2017

    tyra should be a judge

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  • Robert Abbatiello

    June 29, 2017

    Dump Tara. She is a drag on the show. I miss Nick!!!!!

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  • saurabspins

    June 29, 2017

    I mean she's one of the biggest Super Models of all time? Like her name is iconic. :O

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  • yeeyee

    July 1, 2017

    3:20
    Amanda: What is his job?
    Eric: I am Daddy's job now…

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  • Ismael Cuevas

    July 13, 2017

    Tyra Banks noooooo

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  • Jan Orth

    July 15, 2017

    I had my doubts but Tyra is really carrying her own! She's funny, warm, sentimental, silly, relaxed…..just doing a great job.

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  • Hello Out there

    July 30, 2017

    I don't watch anymore because I really don't like her so I won't watch. She is so FAKE

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  • sana akter

    August 1, 2017

    I really like to see ant and dec on this show ..they are exciting..:-D

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  • O O

    August 9, 2017

    Ty Ty has to go.

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  • violetgirl1996

    August 16, 2017

    he means diva as in, "confident, sassy".

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  • amber

    August 17, 2017

    i called simon daddy before he was a father

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  • nancy Spangler

    August 18, 2017

    Love Tyra Banks.

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  • TheSacredImmortal

    August 26, 2017

    She is such a boring host for AGT

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  • Edwin Torres

    September 2, 2017

    Tyra is immortalily beutiful👑👑👑!

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  • Kats jannie

    September 6, 2017

    Nick was making the show more interesting than Tyra Banks.

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  • Denise Spurlock

    September 7, 2017

    I'll take Tyra of Heidi any day of the week. Heidi is a snob and doesn't get great talent.

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  • Much Dutch

    October 7, 2017

    Miss Nick Cannon. Tyra is too much for me and should stick to modeling.

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  • Rick Gross

    October 9, 2017

    young Tyra was hot. This version of Tyra not. My opinion and I don't care who it offends

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  • Eletronic Music & PC Games

    October 31, 2017

    Wow I didn't I add a soon

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  • Tahlula Park

    November 19, 2017

    Tyra , Mel B, Howie, and the person that controlling the cameras will now be even more racist against Asian contestants. Whenever an Asian contestant comes on, usually the camera zooms in to Mel B making a disgusted face, then Howie joined in and the camera takes turn zooming in to their subtle racist emotion towards Asian aAmericans. Tyra will now take some of that subtle racist moments to subconsciously teach The world to hate Asians. I will bet that they fired Nick Cannon because he is too decent to be racist. AGT is the biggest platform reaching across the worlds people. Subtle racism through media will now ramp up now that Tyra is on that show. She is the queen of racism. Just look at her last shows where every time the host talked to the Asian guy there, they all glared at him. These tactics were done to black people and now a high profile blacks are doing the same to Asians. Hey Tyra, Mel, and Howie…trying to get people to hate against Asians will not make them like blacks more.

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  • montague

    December 4, 2017

    they're wearing no seat belts that Bronco 🙁 🙁

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  • Texrøy Juniør Seniør

    May 18, 2018

    Did Simon had Botox?

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  • ENGLISH

    September 12, 2018

    Can't stand her!!?

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  • sutiannah

    January 26, 2019

    at the end it seemed like one interviewer was mad the other knew simon liked kids 😂😂 but it's awesome to hear he's not just known as the mean guy

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