07:06 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 07/20/2011 09:00AM
Tuesday night's taping of America's Got Talent brought out an eclectic group of acts, but among the variety – including a magician, comedian, juggler and female singer-songwriter whose appearance resembled Justin Bieber – only a small portion stood out for the right reasons.
Judge Piers Morgan, who used his buzzer four times during the night, seemed unimpressed with the majority of acts altogether. Although there were three acts that received negative feedback from all three judges, one in particular came off as especially disappointing.
Following a knife-slinging, gun-shooting audition in June that had the judges and the audience's jaws dropping, the cowboy-cowgirl duo Rhinestone Ropers came back with an anticlimactic performance that involved a lasso and their horse Lucky Joe.
"It's lovely and nice and it wasn't exciting," judge Sharon Osbourne said. "[It was] more like a kid's birthday party."
Originally posted 07/13/2011 10:00AM
Although Piers Morgan put his buzzer to good use and even compared one of Tuesday's America's Got Talent acts to what "hell is like," the tough judge softened when it came to adorable Anna Graceman, 11, who performed Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World."
"You sang it beautifully," Morgan said after Graceman received a standing ovation and the loudest applause of the night. Fellow judges Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel also had nothing but praise for the talented young Canadian.
Originally posted 01/15/2009 04:50PM
Howie Mandel isn't surprised fans may have thought his hospital trip on Monday to treat an irregular heartbeat was an elaborate part of his NBC hidden camera series Howie Do It, but his experience getting treatment could make a whole reality show in itself.
"It was no treat for me, being the germaphobe that I am," Mandel tells PEOPLE. "It was really hard. I wouldn't put on the gown or the customary clothing. I remained clothed and in my boots on the gurney and in the hospital!"
Originally posted 01/13/2009 02:05PM
After an irregular heartbeat landed Howie Mandel in the hospital Monday, the TV host is now back in circulation.
"Howie has been released from the hospital and will be back at work tomorrow," says his rep, Lewis Kay. "He appreciates everyone's concern."
Mandel, 53, was in Toronto to shoot his new NBC show Howie Do It.
"He did not have a heart attack," Kay had said Monday in response to some reports.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 01/13/2009 01:30AM
TV host Howie Mandel was hospitalized Monday with an irregular heartbeat, but his condition was not believed to be serious, his rep tells PEOPLE.
"Doctors expect him to be released and back to work [Tuesday]," rep Lewis Kay says.
"He did not have a heart attack," adds Kay, refuting reports.
The Deal Or No Deal host, 53, was in Toronto to shoot his new NBC show Howie Do It.
Originally posted 02/27/2006 06:00AM
He says he just "wants to be loved by the world," but Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel seems to like turning up the heat on contestants as they vie for suitcases full of cash. Mandel, who became a household name in the '80s as a curly-haired standup comedian, reinvented himself in December as the bald-headed host of the runaway hit, which returns to NBC on Feb. 27. PEOPLE.com caught up with the Canadian-born father of three, who revealed the secrets to the show's success and his Apprentice aspirations.
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