'America's Got Talent': Launch date set, Howard Stern is waiting

The "King of all Media" Howard Stern will soon hold court on "America's Got Talent." And now we know when the chaos will begin.NBC has announced the summertime talent competition will kick off Season 7 with two-hour episodes on May 14 and 15. Stern will be joined on the judging table by the returning Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne. Nick Cannon will continue in his job as host.Stern will bring a lot of intrigue to the show as he replaces Piers Morgan. But will the initial interest result in long-term ratings success? "AGT" has been the first place summer series for the last six years. It averaged more than 14 million viewers on its Tuesday broadcast and 13.3 million viewers on its Wednesday results show. So Stern has a tough challenge ahead.So Zappers, are you excited about Stern joining the series?...

Howard Stern: 'I Will Give You An Honest Opinion'

Howard Stern has shrugged off concerns over his appointment as a judge on America's Got Talent, insisting complaints from parents' groups are unfounded as he will be taking his new role "seriously"...

'America's Got Talent' To Get Fourth Judge: Who Should It Be?

Howard Stern joining America's Got Talent  as a judge isn't the only change you can expect to see when the NBC talent competition returns in the summer. The show's creator, Simon Cowell, revealed that he's planning to add a fourth judge to the show.

'America's Got Talent' reveals audition cities for Season 7

NBC has exclusively revealed the "America's Got Talent" audition cities to Zap2it - will you be warming up the vocal chords or getting your group dance act ready to audition this fall or winter?The summer talent show is starting its Season 7 search in New York Oct. 8 and 9, St. Louis on Oct. 22 and 23, Washington D.C. on Nov. 5 and 6, and Tampa on Nov. 12 and 13.The search continues into the winter months with Anaheim on Dec. 10 and 11, Austin on Jan. 14 and 15, Charlotte on Feb. 4 and 5 and San Francisco on Jan. 25 and 26.Details for the open auditions are below:NEW YORKSaturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9Registration: 8 a.m.- 7 p.mLocation: Jacob Javits Center655 West 34th Street, New York, N.Y. 10001ST. LOUISSaturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23Registration: 8 a.m.- 7 p.mLocation: St. Louis Convention Center 701 Convention PlazaSt. Louis, Mo. 63101WASHINGTON, D.C.Saturday, Nov. 5...

'America's Got Talent' winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. 'thought America was going to vote the other way'

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. took home the Season 6 crown for "America's Got Talent." He tells the press about his experience on the show.On his experience overall:"It was a crazy roller coaster ride that I've been on ... It was great. I loved it. I'm a crowd performer, the bigger the crowd, the better I perform. I love a packed house."On whether he thought he was going to win:"Really, no, I did not. I thought America was going to have sympathy for the kids, just like I had throughout the whole show. It's been hard to stand up there and see them go home. I really thought America was going to vote the other way. I guess they had sympathy for me too and compassion for my story. It's just been nice, I love it."On what he is most looking forward to with his show at Caesar's Palace:"Catering to all our elders. Our elders have...

America's Got Talent Winner Is a Singer ... Again! Can Dancers Ever Win?

America's Got Talent crowned the winner of Season 6, and it was yet another singer, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.. In fact, every season except one was won by a singer (the exception is Season 2, which the ventriloquist Terry Fator was the last man standing).And this despite the presence of TWO popular, talented and unique dance groups in the final four, Team iLuminate and the Silhouettes.Which makes us wonder: Can dancers ever win America's Got Talent?Check out the finale performances of Team iLuminate...

'America's Got Talent' Backstage Report: Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Wins!

Cliché as it sounds, there were only winners on last night's 'America's Got Talent' Season 6 finale. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr ., as judge Howie Mandel accurately predicted on Tuesday's performance show, won the competition and the show's $1 million prize. "I am the great predictor," Mandel quips. Dance group Silhouettes came in second. Dance group Team iLuminate was third. Rock band POPLYFE came in fourth, but you'd never know it by the jubilation they were feeling after the show. The band members were still ecstatic over getting to perform with the legendary Stevie Wonder , an experience they'll take with them forever. "I'll take it with me as well," Wonder told AOL TV on the post show press line. "They are a group that is committed to staying together and not letting anyone break them apart. I feel that's how we should be as a nation. I'm excited that they allowed me to be a part of their group."

'America's Got Talent' Season 7 Winner Revealed

America's Got Talent  crowned a new winner Wednesday night. SPOILER ALERT! Singer  Landau Eugene Murphy Jr . was named the champ on the sixth-season finale of NBC's reality show, narrowly beating out dance troupe the Silhouettes for the viewer-voted title. [Watch the winning moment below.  Read More...

'America's Got Talent' Crowns Season Six Winner (VIDEO)

After a two hour season finale that easily felt like three or four, 'America's Got Talent' (Wed., 8PM ET on NBC) crowned its sixth season winner. Would it be another solo singing act, which seems to have dominated the past several seasons, or would one of the unique dance groups rise to the top (sorry, POPLYFE, I've already ruled you out of contention)? Before we found out, each of the final four acts got to perform a duet. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. perhaps surprised the most by switching up the style of song completely with a more uptempo jam with Patti LaBelle.