Sharon Osbourne Outs Howard Stern as a ‘Softie’

by | April 26, 2012 at 3:16 PM | America's Got Talent, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Sharon Osbourne dropped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Wednesday night, where the new grandmother joked about her former and future costars on her two TV shows.

Before talking “The Talk” and “America’s Got Talent,” Osbourne got a surprise from Kimmel, who gifted Ozzy’s wife with a plush toy bat for her new grandbaby Pearl, along with a Crazy Train Set.

While she batted around the toy, Osbourne revealed what “AGT” fans can look forward to this season, as Howard Stern joins Osbourne and Howie Mandel at judges’ table.

“You have no idea how excited I am, but he’s very naughty…” Osbourne said of the wildly popular “Shock Jock.”

And about that “shock jock” perception: “It’s just not reality,” says Osbourne, “it’s just a perception. And he’s a great judge, he’s really fair … and he’s another softie like my old man [Ozzy Osbourne]…he’s a softie! He is!”

Watch the video above.

Also during the interview, Kimmel brought up the touchy subject of the “Talk” firings, when Osbourne’s former co-hosts Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete were let go at the end of the first season.

“You guys didn’t get along, somebody had to go?” Kimmel summed up.

“No, no, it wasn’t that,” Sharon replied [she's previously denied accusations of having the two fired]. “I think it was,” Jimmy interjected, egging her on.

Why is it always me? I know I’ve got the biggest mouth, but I have to take this crap, everything gets blamed on me!,” she joked. Find out what else she said below.