If you’ve been listening to the Howard Stern Show – or even reading mainstream reports – you know that there’s been this rumor going around that the longtime radio host is in talks to replace Piers Morgan as a judge on NBC’s reality competition series America’s Got Talent. Stern has happily goaded the discussion by mentioning it on hos SiriusXM show— and even saying that the only way he’d take a job like that is if he would get paid a boatload of money for doing very little work. I can’t agree more with that attitude. At this point, if he does land a gig like this, Stern should be able to show up on set a few minutes before filming starts, go sit behind the judge’s table, judge freely and honestly, go home and collect his cash.
It seemed, at the very least, that there were early-stage negotiations going on. But last night at an event, the New York Post asked him about the progress, and apparently there’s nothing to report.
“I didn’t say I want the job,” he told the Post. “I heard they want me for the job. And I said I’m a fan of the show and I’m honored that they would consider me. I don’t even know if they are considering me…I think I’d be better than the Hoff. Who knows. But right now there’s nothing to report about.”
Or you check out the video below to hear Stern say it himself.
The other day on Stern’s show — adding fuel to the fire that apparently doesn’t exist — they aired a man-on-the-street style, wherein New Yorkers commented on whether Stern would make a good host. One concerned woman explained that “Middle America” would be less than excited about Stern landing a job as a Talent host.
What do you guys think? Is Stern just covering up the fact that he really is negotiating? Would Stern be a good host on America’s Got Talent? Sound off in the comments.