November 27, 2019 | 8:14pm
NBC insiders are puzzled by a sudden slew of stories about Gabrielle Union’s allegedly terrible experience as a judge on its “America’s Got Talent.”
Union was let go from the show last week — along with co-star Julianne Hough — after a year of appearing as a judge.
Both stories quote sources who said Union got notes from staff saying that her hair was “too black,” and claimed that the actress had complained after Jay Leno appeared as a guest and joked that a painting of dogs looked like something “on the menu at a Korean restaurant.”
But a confused NBC insider said that Union had a “productive conversation” with producers about the Leno incident at the time and was surprised that it was coming up again.
Meanwhile, a network insider said the notes on her hair were only about “hair continuity” for both Union and Hough.
A show source told us: “A half-dozen ‘AGT’ employees were asked [about the ‘too black’ notes] and no one had heard this. I would honestly be shocked. Ensuring a safe environment is so important to the show. Anytime someone comes forward and has issues, we take things very seriously.” They pointe