NEW YORK — Howard Stern is coming to your TV — but not in the way you might expect. The controversial radio host is replacing Piers Morgan as the newest judge on “America’s Got Talent,” and the news definitely has people talking.
“I feel like the families who are watching it are going to be like, ’What is this guy doing on this show?’ ” Mike Ruffalo told MTV News when we took to the streets to find out what people were thinking about the controversial move.
Other fans were not as concerned. “It’s great publicity for ’America’s Got Talent,’ ” said Carol John.
Indeed, the news has definitely drawn a lot of attention to the Nick Cannon-hosted competition show, but will that mean more viewers? “Howard Stern is a funny, crazy dude. I will definitely be in there watching it,” said Gabriel Garcia, proving that, for at least one fan, having Stern on the show is a major draw.
John was interested but felt a little more trepidation when she told us, “I’ll definitely at least tune in to the first episode that he’s on, just to see how he approaches the show and the kinds of critiques he gives to the acts that perform.”
Regardless of what people think about Howard Stern, the general consensus is that having him on “America’s Got Talent” is a great move for the show. But is it a great move for Howard? “Twenty million dollars could persuade a lot of people to do a lot of things,” Peter Papaemanuel pointed out. Amen, Peter.
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