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Howard Stern: The ‘AGT’ Judge “America Agrees With”?

April 12, 2012 12:11 PM by Shayla Perry

Say what you will about Howard Stern‘s sometimes polarizing personality and radio show antics, but when it comes to his judging duties on America’s Got Talent, the “shock jock” is taking things very seriously. Like most fans of reality TV, he’s against all of the fake rivalries and less than honest opinions from judges. Will Stern end up being America’s favorite reality TV judge when the new season of AGT premieres on NBC?

Howard Stern is getting quite comfortable on the judges’ panel of America’s Got Talent.

“I got my feel wet in Los Angeles, we moved along, and as a judge, I feel very confident now,” he tells Access Hollywood in New York on Wednesday (April 11). “I seem to have become the judge that America agrees with.”

Not something you’d expect from the man many fans have already written off; afraid that he’ll be too harsh and inappropriate for the show’s primetime spot. But it seems that Stern came into the game ready to fill a void that’s been missing in reality competitions — honesty.

“I was a fan of [AGT] almost from the beginning and I take judging seriously,” Howard explains. “I’ve called out other judges on these shows for being frivolous, for holding back their opinions; you can’t do that.

“People are coming to be judged. You can’t be mean to be the mean judge. You can’t be funny to be the funny judge, you’ve gotta come from an honest place [and] offer people criticism that they can take home and use. And that’s what I do.”

As for those rumors of feuds between him and his AGT co-stars, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, and host Nick Cannon…don’t believe the hype. Howard says that everyone has “been nothing but wonderful” to him. And besides, he’s not into making frenemies just for the sake of ratings.

“I hate when you tune into these shows and you see these false rivalries,” he tells Access. “I never liked the rivalry between Piers [Morgan] and Howie. I thought it was kind of fakish.”

We think we’re liking him already!

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