Will Howard get Sharon to ride the Sybian? America's Got Talent takes a new direction
By April MacIntyre Dec 15, 2011, 16:22 GMT
Howard Stern and Wife Beth Ostrosky - New York City, NY, USA © Laurence Agron / PR Photos
The man who has porn stars and regular actresses ride Sybian sex chairs and slightly stunted types like Beetle Juice show people where he defecates and has sex, and who entertains characters like Hank the angry dwarf, and whose cellulite covered butt entertained the Hollywood cognoscenti as Fartman in 1992 will be the next judge on America's Got Talent:
Howard Stern was selected by NBC to replace Piers Morgan. He joins Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and host Nick Cannon as the new judge for the NBC talent series.
In past classic Stern moments, Stern mediated Tom Arnold and Roseanne Barr's divorce:
Stern even had shock comic Andrew Dice Clay call up to talk about his war with then sidekick Jackie and rip him about his career:
Today NBC confirmed the rumors that Howard Stern, American radio personality, television host and author, will serve as the new judge on the top-rated summer alternative series “America’s Got Talent,” produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television.
Stern will provide his feedback on the colorful array of hopeful future stars who are currently auditioning in major cities around the country for the show’s upcoming seventh season.
Production of the live shows of “America’s Got Talent” also will be moving to New York, where Stern will continue to helm his SiriusXM radio program.
The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC.
“Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to ‘America’s Got Talent’ starting this summer,” said 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.”
NYDailyNews reports that Stern will take a serious approach to his new gig: “I take judging very seriously,” Stern told his SiriusXM Satellite Radio listeners Thursday morning.
In the past, Stern also famously parodied the death of Tejano singer Selena, who was shot to death in March 1995. Stern parodied her murder the day before her funeral by playing gunshots over Selena's music.
He goofed in a fake Hispanic accent and said, 'Spanish people have the worst taste in music...they have no depth.'
A disorderly arrest warrant was issued against Stern by the justice of the peace in Harlingen, Texas. Stern was never arrested, but he ended up making a rare on-air apology, in Spanish, a week after the episode:
His two books, “Private Parts” (1993) and “Miss America” (1995), spent 20 and 16 weeks, respectively, on The New York Times bestseller list. The first book became a national sensation and was adapted into the feature film “Private Parts” (1997), a biographical comedy film that starred Stern and his radio show staff -- and was a box-office success. Additionally, Stern performed on the film’s soundtrack which topped the Billboard 200 chart. Stern currently broadcasts his show “Howard 100” on the SiriusXM satellite radio station.
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