Entries in Howard Stern (7)


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."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Report: Howie Mandel Bothered by Howard Stern’s Popularity

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Howie Mandel is upset that new America’s Got Talent judge Howard Stern is getting all the attention from fans as the NBC show crisscrosses the nation searching for talent, the New York Post reports.  A source tells the newspaper, “Howie is getting jealous because Howard is getting the loudest applause and all the attention on America’s Got Talent."

The source says Mandel was overheard complaining about Stern at an AGT taping in San Francisco. No word if fellow judge Sharon Osbourne is also upset.

An NBC rep tells the Post there’s no truth to the rumor Mandel is upset with Stern.  The rep says, “The judges are all good friends and are very supportive of each other.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Howard Stern to Judge 'America's Got Talent'

Bruce Gifford/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- After months of speculation, Howard Stern and NBC announced Thursday morning that the shock jock and author will indeed be the new judge on America’s Got Talent.

To accommodate Stern, the Simon Cowell-produced NBC reality competition show will shift production from Los Angeles to New York City. Shooting will get underway in the summer.

Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming, said in a statement, "Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to America’s Got Talent...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.”

America's Got Talent -- which allows people of all ages and skill types to compete -- was the top-rated summer series for six years in a row.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Howard Stern to Judge ‘America’s Got Talent?’

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- On Wednesday, Piers Morgan announced he’s leaving NBC’s America’s Got Talent. His possible replacement could be Howard Stern.

The Wall Street Journal and Variety are both reporting that the controversial radio personality is in talks with NBC to join the reality show’s judges’ panel.

If Stern does sign a deal, he could reportedly earn about $15 million per year. In addition, NBC might accommodate his schedule by relocating America’s Got Talent’s live performance and results shows from Los Angeles to New York, where Stern’s radio show is based.

Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel will return as judges next season.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Tony Bennett Changes His Tune on 9/11 Remarks

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Tony Bennett’s recent comments about terrorism and the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon have caused much controversy.

Appearing on The Howard Stern Show Monday to promote his new album, Duets II, the singer ended up discussing his military service during World War II and the impact it had on him.

“The first time I saw a dead German, that’s when I became a pacifist,” he said.

Sixty-five years after leaving his military life behind, Bennett has sold more than 50 million albums and developed some definite opinions about other wars involving the United States.

“To start a war in Iraq was a tremendous, tremendous mistake internationally,” he said.
Howard Stern then asked Bennett how the United States should deal with terrorists, specifically those responsible for the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

“But who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don’t make a right,” Bennett said.

In a soft-spoken voice, the singer disagreed with Stern’s premise that the 9/11 terrorists’ actions led to U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“They flew the plane in, but we caused it,” Bennett responded, “because we were bombing them and they told us to stop.”

Two days later, the 85-year-old singer took to Facebook and wrote, “There is simply no excuse for terrorism and the murder of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims of the 9/11 attacks on our country.”

Bennett also cited his World War II experience as shaping his position that “war is the lowest form of human behavior.

“I am sorry if my statements suggested anything other than an expression of my love for my country, my hope for humanity and my desire for peace throughout the world,” he said.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


David Arquette Admits He's Having 'Nervous Breakdown'

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- David Arquette feels like he's losing it.

Following several public confessions about his separation from wife Courteney Cox and news about his relationship with cocktail waitress/aspiring actress Jasmine Waltz, Arquette returned to Howard Stern's radio show Wednesday for the third time since his breakup, this time admitting he has a problem.

"I definitely am having a nervous breakdown," Arquette, 39, told Stern, according to the shock jock's website. He later added it was more mid-life crisis than nervous breakdown.

But according to Us Weekly, the Scream actor revealed during the one-hour chat that he was seeing a psychiatrist weekly and that "everybody is worried and concerned about me."

Meanwhile, his marriage is in shambles. "It's not over but it seems like it's over," he told Stern, according to the show's website.

Arquette told Stern he recently had a revelation: "When I drink I become a maniac."

"I've been drinking a lot because I'm heartbroken," he added. "It's really a personal, traumatic thing."

Arquette said he hit bottom at a recent holiday party hosted by Adam Sandler, in which he drunkenly called Tom Cruise "Sean."

"I was a little wasted," Arquette said. "Someone says 'Hi, David!', and I said, 'Hi Sean!' Then I realized it was Tom Cruise. And his beautiful wife [Katie Holmes] was there."

Apparently, Cruise was unoffended. "Tom was cool about it...I was so embarrassed," Arquette said.

Arquette told Stern he has since sobered up. "I'm definitely not drinking for a long time," he said. "When you wake up and reality hits you, it's hard."

Admitting that he's lonely, Arquette said, "I want love in my life. I need love in my life."

And, though he said it before -- Cox, 46, "didn't want to be my mother -- but I kind of need a mother."

Father to Coco, 6, Arquette would also like more kids. But instead of saying he hoped to have more with Cox, he told Stern he wishes the mom could be his ex-girlfriend Drew Barrymore.

"I know she is with Justin Long and everything, but how cool would an Arquette-Barrymore child be?" he said. "From a pure breeding standpoint."

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David Arquette Dishes on Sexual Problems with Courteney Cox

Photo Courtesy - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While discussing his split with Courteney Cox on Howard Stern's radio show Tuesday, David Arquette said he and Cox hadn't had sex in about four months.  The couple announced Monday they had agreed to a "trial separation" after 11 years of marriage.

Arquette said he and Cox stopped having sex about a month before they started filming Scream 4.  He also said that since their breakup, he's been intimate with another woman, Jasmine Waltz, a waitress who was accused of punching Lindsay Lohan last summer during a birthday party for the Mean Girls star.  Arquette did say, however, he remained faithful to Cox before they split.

Arquette, who's 39, called 46-year-old Cox the "greatest woman I ever met," and says she initiated the idea of separating.  He explained, "[She said] 'I don't wanna be your mother anymore.'  I appreciated that.  I respected it.  I've been going to therapy.  I'm trying to grow up.  I'm trying to be true to myself.  Trying to figure out myself and my world, as is she."

He added that Cox "tries to take on everybody's problems.  She's trying to be the mother to everyone.  That's why she doesn't want to be the mother of me anymore."

Arquette also admitted that Cox and her Cougar Town co-star Brian Van Holt may have been more than just co-workers after they were spotted together several times over the summer.  Arquette said he knows the two were having an "emotional affair."

Despite the problems, Arquette, who has a six-year-old daughter with Cox, did make sure to mention he hopes they can work through their issues.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

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