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STERN DEBUTS ON AGT; RATINGS FALL

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The debut of Howard Stern on America’s Got Talent failed to boost ratings for the flagging talent show. In fact, the season premiere saw ratings plunge 30 percent from a year ago — to 10.3 million viewers, according to overnight Nielsens — versus the series’ season premiere a year ago. However, the Los Angeles Times […]

PIZZA HUT TURNS ASIDE PROTEST AGAINST HOWARD STERN

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A campaign spearheaded by the conservative Parents Television Council calling for advertisers to boycott America’s Got Talent unless it removes shock jock Howard Stern as one of its new judges has apparently fallen on deaf ears. Most advertisers have simply ignored the organization, which in the past, has successfully mounted similar protests — in particular […]

HOWARD STERN MAKING G-RATED DEBUT

May 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

He’s no caustic Simon Cowell — as everyone expected him to be. That’s the general conclusion of TV critics who have seen previews of Howard Stern’s appearances in opening episodes of America’s Got Talent. Indeed, some writers express surprise at the downright G-rated performance that Stern puts on as the newest member of the judging […]

NBC ADDS A SECOND NIGHT TO THE VOICE

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC plans to capitalize on the success it has enjoyed this season with The Voice by doubling down with a two-hour performance show on Mondays, followed by a results show on Wednesday. It’s a template followed by most other reality talent contests. the Voice will segue into America’s Got Talent in May, which will introduce […]

COWELL DEFENDS CHOICE OF HOWARD STERN FOR AGT

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

America’s Got Talent producer Simon Cowell said Monday that he decided to hire Howard Stern to replace Piers Morgan because the show had become “too predictable.” In an interview with today’s (Tuesday) Los Angeles Times, Cowell said that the show needed “a shakeup.” Cowell will join Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on the judging panel. […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: HOWARD STERN TO JUDGE AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

December 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The decision to replace the departing Piers Morgan with shock jock Howard Stern on NBC’s America’s Got Talent quickly set off the kind of controversy that the producers no doubt expected when they selected him. And Stern immediately made it clear that he will shake things up on the show but will not do anything […]

COWELL CONFIRMS: HOWARD STERN MAY JOIN AGT

November 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell, the creator and executive producer of America’s Got Talent, has confirmed that Howard Stern is being considered to replace Piers Morgan as a judge on the talent contest. “I like him,” Cowell told Access Hollywood. However, he cautioned, he’s not the final decision-maker. “There’s a lot of people who make decisions on this […]

MIXED SIGNALS FROM HOWARD STERN RE AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

November 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Howard Stern on Monday appeared to dispute a Wall Street Journal report that he was in talks with NBC to replace Piers Morgan on the judging panel of America’s Got Talent. “I am not the next judge. I have no deal with America’s Got Talent,” he said on his satellite radio show. But was, he […]

REPORT: HOWARD STERN TO JOIN AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Seeming to be courting controversy, the producers of America’s Got Talent are in “serious negotiations” to replace Piers Morgan with Howard Stern as a judge on the talent contest, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Friday), citing people close to the situation. Morgan announced earlier this week that he was quitting AGT in order to […]

BILLY CRYSTAL WILL HOST THE OSCARS AGAIN

November 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Acting with fast-forward speed, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has struck a deal with Billy Crystal to bring him back for a ninth time to host the Oscars. “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward […]

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