December 15, 2011 12:11 PM by Lisa Princ
Recently we learned that Piers Morgan was leaving America’s Got Talent on NBC, and the rumors were flying that Howard Stern would be taking his place. Well, they are rumors no longer as NBC made the offical announcement that Howard Stern will indeed be joining the judging panel. Read on for more…
Piers Morgan, judge on America’s Got Talent, announced that after six seasons on the hit series, he was leaving the show. After numerous rumors that Howard Stern would be taking his place, NBC’s Paul Telegy made the official announcement that Howard Stern will indeed be joining the show. NBC added in a press release:
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.
“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.”
Stern helped to transform American radio and put syndicated satellite radio on the map on SiriusXM. As the outspoken, unedited and headline-grabbing host of “The Howard Stern Show” radio program, Stern was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005 and became a pop-culture icon with a massive loyal fan base. Since 1987, he has hosted numerous television shows, record-breaking pay-per-view events and home video releases. He also embarked on a five-month political campaign for governor of New York in 1994.
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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