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'AGT' Ex-Judge Heidi Klum Legally Becomes Heidi Kaulitz During Show's Drama

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By Mike Walters

Heidi Klum has officially changed her name to Heidi Kaulitz, and the legal change comes amidst a very stress filled week for the supermodel's former employer 'America's Got Talent.'

Heidi, who starred on 'AGT' as one of the judges, took the final legal step today in LA County Court as a judge legally ordered her name be changed to Heidi Kaulitz. The judge issued the order without Klum having to appear in court, and instead issuing a ruling to legally establish her new name.

In the documents, she simply cited "marriage" as the reason for the name change. Of course, this is a very common occurrence when people get married, but in the case of someone with arguably one of the most famous names in the world, it is not a guarantee.

In many celebrity cases, such as Klum's, celebrities will keep their famous name so when they sign contracts or sign any legal document they can sign with the name that carries weight.

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Heidi Klum Marries Tom Kaulitz

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Heidi Klum married Tom Kaulitz after two months of being engaged, and secretly filing for a marriage license. Interestingly, the couple made waves after first being spotted kissing on the set of 'America's Got Talent.'

The former 'AGT' host, 45 and 'Tokio Hotel' musician, 29 made their first official public appearance as a couple in 2018 during the Cannes film festival. After Klum received some heat for dating a man 17 years younger she addressed the situation. “Lately, I’m being reminded more about my age by people other than myself,” she told InStyle.

She continued, “My boyfriend is many years younger than me, and lots of people are questioning that and asking about it. That’s really the only time when age seems to be shoved in my face and I have to give an answer for it. I don’t really think about it that much otherwise. You have to just live a happy life without worrying too much about what people think because worrying is only going to give you more wrinkles."

In the end, it's clear Klum has moved on from the drama that is 'AGT' and is pumped to begin the future as Mrs. Heidi Kaulitz.

Howard Stern Accuses Simon Cowell Of Replacing Only Female Judges

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Howard Stern has gone off on the creator of his old show "America's Got Talent," asking the important question -- why does Simon Cowell keep replacing the female judges?

The King of All Media, who was a judge on the show for 4 years, pointed out that while Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell remain at the judge's table, the show has a revolving door for its female judges.

"How is it that Simon Cowell has orchestrated this," Stern said on his radio show.

He continued, "He sets it up that the men stay, no matter how ugly they are, no matter how old they are, no matter how fat they are, no matter how talentless they are."

Stern said it is clear and "obvious" the show keeps switching out female judges for "hotter chicks and younger chicks."

Gabrielle Union Fired From 'AGT' -- Union Investigates

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Gabrielle Union's treatment on the set of 'AGT' has sparked an investigation by the actors union SAG-AFTRA, who claims they will be looking into reports the show had a culture of racism and sexism.

According to multiple reports, Union was fired after she reported to the HR department issues with the culture on the show. In one instance, it was alleged she was told her hairstyles were too "black" for the show's audience. In another incident, it was reported Jay Leno made an off-handed remark about people of Asian descent and eating dogs.

A spokesperson for the organization said in a statement, “We take issues of workplace health and safety very seriously. We immediately reached out to Ms. Union’s representatives when these reports came to light. It is our practice to work closely with members who reach out to us and their representatives in instances like this, as that usually affords the best protection and best resolution for the affected member." The organization made it clear they will conduct their investigation independent from the network or management of the show. “For certain matters, our investigation and enforcement needs to happen independently and we are prepared to handle this issue accordingly, as warranted," they said.

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