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Howard Stern: Don't Judge Me Before Watching "America's Got Talent"

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- Howard Stern doesn't understand the logic behind the Parents Television Council calling on advertisers to boycott America's Got Talent because he has joined the NBC variety show as a new judge.

As a guest on ABC's The View on Thursday, Stern addressed the PTC's recent plea by saying, "I think it's kind of silly of anyone to say, 'Gee, we're against Howard on the show,' and they haven't seen the show. What I would suggest is that they would really tune in Monday night, see what I do."

Stern, whose debut on America's Got Talent airs Monday night on NBC, vows he will be "a very serious judge." He believes judges on other talent competitions, such as American Idol, do a disservice to the contestants by, in his opinion, refusing to give constructive criticism.

Stern admits he watches other TV competitions, including The X Factor, which reportedly has brought Britney Spears into the fold as a new judge. Stern is intrigued by Britney's involvement in the Fox series; according to The Hollywood Reporter, he joked at a press conference in New York on Thursday, "I think it's a wonderful decision. Britney still thinks the Earth is flat."

Stern added, "I think we’re going to tune in to see her, to see if she can function through the thing. ...I think Britney will sit there and eat a lollipop and wear a sexy outfit. ...I'll tune in to see what kind of train wreck she is, absolutely."

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