'America's Got Talent': Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon on Howard Stern's debut

Howard Stern was certain to shake up the "America's Got Talent" judging panel, but when Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon spoke with Zap2it just before the "AGT" debut on Monday, May 14, the pair said Stern was not nearly as insensitive and blunt as you'd think he'd be.Stern has adjusted "very quickly and rapidly," Cannon says. "He's doing great."Mandel is excited just by the fact that Stern signed on in the first place. "The fact that he said okay to this," he says, "it's exciting, it's thrilling, people are coming out in throngs."As a judge, Cannon says Stern is top-notch. "He's every emotion you could imagine. I think that's what actually makes him a great judge," he says. "You're going to see him be extremely compassionate. Howard Stern has to tell a 6-year-old they weren't good, [and] he handles it brilliantly.""And then he comes to work and does the show," deadpans Mandel.Check out the full...

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' strong but not enough to beat ABC and 'Dancing with the Stars'

Fast National ratings for Monday, May 14, 2012Curiosity about Howard Stern on "America's Got Talent" was not enough to knock "Dancing with the Stars" from its perch atop the Monday ratings heap. The dancing competition, combined with the newest round of "The Bachelorette" propelled ABC to winning the night.Other ratings of note include a nice bump for the season finales of "Mike & Molly" and "Gossip Girl." The Upper East Side drama returned to the positive side of one million viewers after dipping well below last week.ABC won the night in total viewers with 11.9 million and a 7.7 rating/12 share in households. CBS came in second with 10.4 million, 6.4/10. NBC (8.9 million, 5.3/8) finished third. FOX landed in fourth spot with 6.7 million viewers and a 4.2/6. And The CW brought up the rear with 1.3 million viewers and a 0.9/1.CBS won the 18-49 battle with a 3.3. NBC finished second with 3.0....

Howard Stern's America's Got Talent Debut: How Did He Do?

It didn't take long for us to realize that there would be very little talent on Monday's America's Got Talent premiere. So instead, we focused our attention on the newest addition to the judges' panel — Howard Stern — the man who has managed to make this season of NBC's talent competition show more relevant and talked-about than any of the six seasons before it.

Howard Stern Premieres On 'America's Got Talent'

For the seventh season premiere of " America's Got Talent " (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on NBC) all eyes were on the newest member of the judging panel, Howard Stern. Replacing the outgoing Piers Morgan, Stern proved to be somewhat less grouchy, while at the same time far more enthusiastic about a few of the acts. In fact, at times he was downright nice. Entertainment Weekly thought Stern was well within the expected parameters of the show, but that the show itself quickly became tiresome. But Stern was still himself, commenting at one point to a stripping magician, "As a stripper you can't have man-boobs." He even went so far as to tell the man he had a "rather small package." But was it enough to impress Stern's fanbase? Was he tame enough to not alienate the family-friendly segments of the "AGT" audience? And more importantly, did he have a good eye for talent? The jury's still out on that last one. "America's Got Talent" continues on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the summer on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

'America's Got Talent's' Howard Stern: 'Piers [Morgan] was wonderful. I was more wonderful'

As Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne make their way down the aisle of the Hammerstein Ballroom, a once grand New York venue, the cheering is pretty crazy. But when Howard Stern follows, the audience becomes rapturously, deliriously loud.The judges of the seventh season of "America's Got Talent" take their seats for a day of auditions. Not all of these acts will make it to the NBC show returning Monday, May 14, for which viewers can offer eternal thanks.On this day, there's an off-kilter marching band and a man unfamiliar with the notes customarily used in singing. Osbourne advises a woman with a good voice to smash her accordion.Another woman's stand-up act consists of putting on a baby voice and snorting. A 14-year-old girl sings James Brown's "This Is a Man's World," and when the judges don't advance her to Las Vegas, she begs and cries.Two brothers, third-generation circus performers, take seven dogs through their paces,...

'America's Got Talent's' Howard Stern: 'Somebody at NBC should be fired' for hiring me

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyHoward Stern is about to debut as the new judge on "America's Got Talent," NBC's summer talent competition show. As such, he is making the media rounds to promote the show, appearing on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday night (May 9) and "The Today Show" Thursday (May 10). Here are some of his bon mots:"What a crazy idea, to put me on a family show. Somebody at NBC should be fired, don't you think?""I watch the show, I'm a fan of the show. I'm not going on the show to disrupt the beauty of 'America's Got Talent,' 'cause I love the show.""The more [the Parents Television Council] keep issuing these statements it makes me seem more interesting and more controversial.""I watch 'American Idol' sometimes and those three judges, they don't have a word of criticism and I think that's selfish. I think you...

'America's Got Talent': YouTube Auditions Officially Begin

Though the season 7 premiere of America's Got Talent is merely a week away (and auditions have closed), there's still a chance to show America your talent and win the grand one million-dollar prize. Today NBC announced the return of their YouTube audition program (this year sponsored by Snapple), where anyone (U.S.-based) of any age and any talent can audition for the show by recording a video and submitting it online. Check out the promo video below:

'America's Got Talent' under fire for Howard Stern from Parents Television Council

The Parents Television Council has fired off a letter to the sponsors of "America's Got Talent," threatening to cut ties with them over new judge Howard Stern. TMZ obtained the letter, which was sent to 91 advertisers and tells them to keep their advertising money away from the show because Stern will corrupt America's children. The PTC cites Stern's often crude language and specifically quotes his comments in regards to "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino, wherein he said she was "not getting little boys hard" and "nobody was b****** off to [her]."The PTC also says Stern is only an expert at "looking at insecure, naked young women and telling them whether or not they were hot enough to pose for Playboy."It'll be interesting to see if any advertisers pull out of the show. We are not a Stern fan by any stretch of the imagination, but based on the clips NBC has released so far,...

'America's Got Talent': Howard Stern's quips and YouTube audition videos

"America's Got Talent's" seventh season is right around the corner - quite literally, as the show is starting a month soon than it normally does. Debuting this year is new judge Howard Stern, who has been a longtime fan of the show. In the above video preview, he says, "Honestly, I'm a huge fan of the show ... something appealed to me with this" and we get some Stern bon mots, like "Aren't the suitcases better used for packing up and getting off the stage?"We will confess to being a little disgruntled when Stern was announced as the new judge, but the preview video makes him look quite a better than we were expecting, so we shall reserve judgment until we've seen him in action.Meanwhile, don't forget that you can still audition via YouTube. Details can be found at and videos are being accepted through June 1, so if you've always had a...

'America's Got Talent' Season 7 Gets Premiere Date

The wait for Howard Stern on primetime TV is almost over. NBC has announced that the seventh season of America's Got Talent , featuring the King of All Media, will premiere Monday, May 14 at 8pm.