And the rich keep getting richer! *sigh*
NBC has hired Howard Stern as the new judge of summer competition series America’s Got Talent. The broadcaster announced Thursday morning the popular radio shock-jock will critique its eclectic talent show, replacing Piers Morgan who left to focus on his CNN interview program. Production on Got Talent will move to New York City, where Stern will continue to conduct his SiriusXM radio program (so not only did Stern get the job, he got the whole show to come to him). “Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to America’s Got Talent starting this summer,” explained NBC alternative programming head Paul Telegdy. “He’s a proven innovator and his track record in broadcasting is truly remarkable. Howard is very passionate about this show and is fully committed to its future success.” Stern’s name has been batted around for broadcast reality shows before (there was a rumor he was once considered for American Idol), but the question has been whether advertisers would be put-off by the inclusion of the irrepressible radio host. On his radio show, Stern reportedly said: “I take judging very seriously … in order to up my credibility, I will wear a suit.”He will DEFINITELY bring a more "Simon-esqe" quality to the program. Howard Stern is QUITE ignorant but very entertaining!