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Originally posted 09/13/2012 10:45AM
This season's final performances on America's Got Talent had a little bit of everything – music, dancing, comedy, art … and yes, acrobatic dogs. But only one winner will take home the $1 million prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas.
All six finalists gave generally strong performances Wednesday in their last shot to impress judges Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and Howard Stern.
David Garibaldi and His CMYKs (a group of backup dancers/painting assistants) whipped up an impressive portrait of Albert Einstein, while the other artist in the finals, Joe Castillo, did sand portraits of the judges and host Nick Cannon.
Originally posted 07/18/2012 08:25AM
Howard Stern had a rough day at work Tuesday. The America's Got Talent judge said goodbye to his beloved dog Bianca before judging the evening's live show.
"Tough day today my friends. Thanks to all for all the kind messages. Give your dog a hug for me tonight," Stern Tweeted Tuesday.
Originally posted 06/06/2012 09:30AM
Talk about unexpected!
When Andrew De Leon walked out onto the stage in Austin, Texas, for his America's Got Talent audition Tuesday, his goth appearance – long black hair, dark eye makeup, Marilyn Manson-esque contacts and black clothes – initially drew smirks from the judges.
"Growing up, I was alienated because I was never interested in athletics or what everybody else in my family was interested in," a visibly nervous De Leon, 19, told host Nick Cannon, who addressed him as "Criss Angel" during an interview before the audition. "Singing was always an escape. It was always a comfort zone."
And he has a right to be comfortable with it. When De Leon opened his mouth to offer a note-perfect opera performance, the judges went from being skeptical to blown away. And the audience, which included De Leon's parents, roared.
Originally posted 05/22/2012 11:55AM
It's not easy being a judge on America's Got Talent.
Howard Stern, who joined the panel alongside Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel for the show's new season, found that out the hard way when he buzzed a 7-year-old rapper named Mir Money.
After the Philadelphia student took the stage and had the crowd cheering along to his song, Stern hit his X button ("I think the X has a lot of power," he said in the season premiere. "I like hitting it"), before Osbourne followed suit.
"You're a very nice young man and you know that. No one likes hitting the X on a 7-year-old. You're very brave to get up there at 7 years old," Stern said, as Money started to cry.
Originally posted 05/16/2012 09:30AM
Night two of America's Got Talent took the search for performers to San Francisco, where the judges – including newcomer Howard Stern – discovered a rapping 80-year-old grandmother known as Granny G.
"I caught the entertainment bug when I was a little girl, like four years old. But things get in your way like marriage and children and you wake up one day and you think, 'My life has passed me by!' " she said before her audition. "I never thought that I would have this wonderful opportunity. ... It would be the fulfillment of all my dreams. I want to be a star."
Taking the stage in a pink dress, pearls and a walker, she performed a rap about family values, dedicated to "all you horny boys out there." (Watch a clip above.)
Originally posted 05/14/2012 10:45PM
Howard Stern made his debut on America's Got Talent Monday night, taking a seat next to Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on the show's seventh season premiere.
"These executives at NBC must be out of their mind to take a risk on me," he said at the top of the hour. But in fact, the radio shock jock showed a lot of heart and proved he's got talent – for judging!
When the Light Wire Theater group performed a dance routine featuring glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs, Stern, who pointed out earlier in the night that he was the only American on the panel, had a moment of patriotism. "We are the greatest country in the world. We have the most creative people. You're everything that makes America great," he told the dancers. "I applaud your originality and I thank you for lifting everyone's spirit."
Originally posted 05/10/2012 08:30AM
It was a sight you don't see every day: Howard Stern, sitting on Matt Lauer's lap with his arms around the Today host, and pressing his lips against Matt's cheek.
For his part, Lauer was smiling ear to ear.
It all started at the end of an interview Thursday in which Stern mostly discussed his role as a judge on the new season of NBC's America's Got Talent, which debuts Monday. After also analyzing his contract disagreement with Sirius Radio, Stern started to say something personal as Lauer tried to wrap up the segment.
Originally posted 12/15/2011 09:45AM
Jugglers, singers, magicians and dancers – get ready to face Howard Stern.
The shock jock radio and TV star will serve as a judge on season 7 of America's Got Talent, NBC announced Thursday.
"Howard Stern's larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to America's Got Talent starting this summer," NBC's Paul Telegdy said in a statement. "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."
Originally posted 07/29/2011 09:30AM
After telling Howard Stern on Tuesday that sex with former fiancé Hugh Hefner lasted "like two seconds," Crystal Harris admits she said too much.
"The Stern interview scared me, he's harsh," Harris Tweeted Thursday night about her revealing on-air remarks. "I was unprepared and blurted out things I shouldn't have said, I'm sorry."
Apology accepted: Hefner, 85, who said his runaway bride, 25, was lying about the couple's sex life, said he appreciated her public mea culpa.
Originally posted 07/28/2011 01:00PM
There's only one rule when hooking up with Hugh Hefner in the bedroom: There are no rules – or so reveals Miss June 2004.
"I've heard girls say they have a lot of fun in there," says Hiromi Oshima, a Playmate who spoke to PEOPLE during Playboy TV's "TV for 2" party Tuesday night at the Playboy Mansion.
In fact, many Playmates were quick to defend Hefner after his ex-fiancée Crystal Harris said on Howard Stern's radio show that her only sexual encounter with the 85-year-old Playboy founder lasted "like two seconds."
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