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Heidi Klum joins 'America's Got Talent' as fourth judge -- UPDATE

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According to a report by TMZ, supermodel and Project Runway host Heidi Klum will be the fourth judge of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, along with Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, and newcomer Mel B. (Sharon Osbourne quit at the end of last season.) TMZ obtained a photo from on set at the New Orleans auditions, which begins taping tomorrow.

NBC declined to comment about casting at this time. UPDATE: NBC has now confirmed Klum’s involvement with the show in a press release, which notes that this is the first time AGT has featured four judges. “America’s Got some serious Talent! I’m really excited to join the panel of AGT to see it all — from the ridiculous to the fantastic!” Klum said in a statement. “I love the surprise element of the show and not knowing what we’ll see next and who will wow us.” The series, which returns this summer, is still accepting online auditions at its website.

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