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SCOTLAND YARD POLICEWOMAN ARRESTED IN U.K. HACKING PROBE

December 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A 52-year-old Scotland Yard policewoman was arrested early today (Wednesday) on charges of receiving illegal payments from British journalists. The woman, whose name was not released, reportedly works for the “specialist operations division,” a highly critical unit that is responsible for such matters as national security and the protection of the royal family. Her arrest […]

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 […]

MORGAN LEAVING AMERICA’S GOT TALENT TO FOCUS ON CNN

November 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

NBC’s hit summer talent show America’s Got Talent probably draws more viewers in one night than Piers Morgan’s interview show on CNN draws in a month, but Morgan said Wednesday that he can’t continue working on both shows and has therefore opted to remain on CNN. On Piers Morgan Tonight, he announced, “I am going […]

RATINGS RISE AT CNN

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN’s key moves in recent months — in particular, the decision to move Anderson Cooper into the 8:00 p.m. slot and replace Larry King with Piers Morgan at 9:00 pm. — appear to be paying off with significantly higher ratings, according to an examination of Nielsen ratings by the New York Times. Among adults 25-54, […]

HURRICANE HYPE?

August 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Monday-morning quarterbacks were accusing the broadcast networks and the cable news channels (and The Weather Channel) of overplaying the dangers of Hurricane Irene in order to boost ratings and ad sales. In an interview with the Associated Press, Lise King, a fellow at Harvard University, complained that the coverage became more of an entertainment than […]

O’DONNELL WALKOUT BOOSTS MORGAN’S RATINGS

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Piers Morgan is likely to have concluded that Christine O’Donnell’s decision to walk out on him during an interview Wednesday night was, as the English would say, “brilliant.” O’Donnell’s appearance on the show boosted his ratings 7 percent on Wednesday and created an avalanche of publicity. CNN posted a video of the walkout on its […]

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