Howard Stern to Judge “America’s Got Talent”
The King of All Media has another job to add to his list: talent show judge.
Howard Stern, one of America’s most hated celebrities, is going to judge America’s most beloved talent on “America’s Got Talent.”The shock jock recently signed a contract with NBC to judgethehit talent show. America’s got talent, but NBC’s got balls.
With Piers Morgan leaving “America’s Got Talent,” NBC has decided to replace the respected CNN reporter with a guy that used to dress up as a flatulent superhero named Fartman. NBC is paying Stern $10 million a season (more than both his co-judges, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel) for what is sure to be “colorful” commentary. Thenetwork is trying to improve ratings by appealing to younger viewers (because all “Glee” and Bieber fans look up to 57-year-old pervs, right?)
NBC is not only paying Stern a hefty salary, but is actually moving the show’s production from Los Angeles to New York to accommodate Stern’sSiriusXM radio show. Just think. You’llnot only get to hear the same dirty jokes you’ve come to love on Howard 100, but now have a chance to seeHoward rip on jugglers from Nebraska.
How Stern will fare on the show is anyone’s guess. “Interview With a Porn Star” this is surely not. Will the outspoken host bite his tongue for a cool $10 million or will his candor get him booted off before the show even airs? The real question: Will Beetlejuice or John the Stutterer have a shot at stardom on “America’s Got Talent”?
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About John Brhel John Brhel is a freelance writer from upstate New York that enjoys picking apart life's idiosyncrasies and listening to Huey Lewis & the News.