Bill Hader has slammed Justin Bieber's turn as a host on SNL.
The former Saturday Night Live performer was unimpressed when the "Baby" hitmaker hosted an episode of the comedy sketch show because he arrived on set with a huge entourage. "Justin Bieber showed up with like 20 guys. He had a guy holding a slice of pizza. A guy holding a Diet Coke. You're trying to fight through all these people to get dressed," he told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show.
While Bill hated working with Bieber, he praised Justin Timberlake for his down to earth attitude. Speaking about the "Mirrors" singer, he said, "He's great. Also, the guy doesn't show up with anybody. Timberlake, it was just him. He's a real class act, that guy."
Mel B says the new America's Got Talent judging panel is a "discombobulated" but "feisty" group.
The Spice Girls singer is to judge on the new season of the hit talent competition along with supermodel Heidi Klum and says the panel - which includes radio personality Howard Stern and comedian Howie Mandel - all have unique quirks that makes for an interesting dynamic on set.
"They're really nice actually. We all get on. We're a bit of a feisty panel. We all hang out afterwards; so far so good. [Howard] is completely inappropriate and out of everybody on the panel, I get along with him the most! Howard is a bit grumpy sometimes. Heidi Klum is very sweet; we're really good friends. Howie Mandel is a germaphobe - he rides around in his private jet, and then me and Heidi get to ride around in his private jet, too, but you still can't touch his hands! So between the four of us, it's a completely discombobulated group that somehow get on."
Howard Stern will return to America's Got Talent.
The 58-year-old radio host impressed viewers with his performance on his first season of the show last year and NBC praised his "towering presence and opinions" when announcing his decision to sign up for a new series.
Paul Telegdy, president of NBC's alternative and late-night programming said, "Howard Stern's towering presence and opinions on last season's show as a new judge made a dramatic impact and added a sharper edge to the fascinating developments on stage."
Howard's fellow judge Howie Mandel is also set to return although Sharon Osbourne quit the panel earlier this year after claiming NBC fired her son Jack Osbourne via email from reality show Stars Earn Stripes following his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Howard Stern is reportedly ready to quit America's Got Talent.
The outspoken radio star - who replaced Piers Morgan this year - is said to have dropped major hints he will not return for a second stint as a judge on the popular reality TV series amid rumors the show's format will be completely overhauled for its eight series.
"AGT is massively successful, but every TV show needs a refresh to make it the best it can be. At this time, there are questions over whether Howard wants to return," a source said.
Speaking on his radio show last week, the popular radio host - for whom the show moved from Los Angeles to New York - admitted he recently realized he didn't need to be "all over the television."
Sharon Osbourne hasn't been asked to return to America's Got Talent.
The TV presenter recently hinted she may not return to the show, but insists no decision has been made yet although she says six years is a long time to be in the job and claims she hasn't even been approached about a return.
"I mean, I never know what I'm doing tomorrow let alone today. Six years is a long time to be on any show. I love the show. It is actually personally my favorite show on TV. I love what the show does, I love the people I work with. But I would have to think about me, I have to think about what I want to do. I don't know [if I'd return]."
Recently, the feisty wife of Ozzy Osbourne responded to a tweet from fellow judge Howard Stern which suggested she wanted more money for a new series of the reality TV show, with a tweet claiming salary is not the reason she is leaving. "I just didn't like the fact that it got out that it was because of money. It's not because of money. They've asked Howard back, they haven't asked me back. So, who knows in this business?" she explained.
Howard Stern wants to see the "train wreck" Britney Spears is on The X Factor. The 58-year-old America's Got Talent panelist said that the 30-year-old pop star's appearance will be gripping viewing because of her level of intelligence.
"I think it's a wonderful decision. Britney still thinks the earth is flat," the outspoken longtime radio presenter said.
Speaking at a press conference at New York's Friars Club on Thursday, Howard joked that Britney - who is a mother of two children - may not be able to function at her new job where she will replace either Paula Abdul or singer Nicole Scherzinger: "I can't imagine... I think we're going to tune in to see her, to see if she can function through the thing."
The controversial talent show judge added, As far as any real criticism, I think Simon[Cowell] and LA Reid will do that. As far as criticism, I think Britney will sit there and eat a lollipop and wear a sexy outfit... I'll tune in to see what kind of train wreck she is, absolutely."
Shock jock Howard Stern is in talks to be a judge on America's Got Talent.
The radio host is said to be in "serious negotiations" with network NBC to replace Piers Morgan - who announced his departure earlier this week - and join the panel alongside Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel. According to the Wall Street Journal, if successful, Howard could earn around $15 million a year for the show, which is one of the most successful on US television in the summer months.
He has previously hinted he would enjoy being a panellist on a talent show like American Idol, but was unsure if it would ever happen. Discussing then-judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres, he said last year, he said, "They've got a bunch of people on there who don't have an opinion. Judging is an interesting thing. What I do for a living is a lot more complicated than judging. I have to wake up people. I compete in radio markets and to sit there and judge a karaoke contest, the one criteria would be to have an opinion. It seems that two or three of the judges barely have an opinion."
Howard Stern stopped recently to talk with Entertainment Tonight on the prospect of judging American Idol. The rumor has been flying for weeks that Stern is going to get the gig, though he says it hasn’t been offered to him and he doesn’t seem too keen to accept it. “The show’s in trouble without Simon Cowell, because he’s the only one with an opinion,” the radio star said of Idol‘s future - a future that, apparently, will not contain both Stern and new judge Ellen DeGeneres.
The talk show maven has reportedly stated that she won’t work with Howard Stern, and will in fact leave the show if he’s brought on board. In response, Stern is now saying that he won’t work with her, either.
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Behind-the-scenes gossip at American Idol suggests that newest judge Ellen DeGeneres is making her presence felt in the form of outlandish demands and threats. And she seems so nice when the cameras are rolling.
Rumor has it that DeGeneres is asking for a clothing allowance of $150,000 for custom-made items to be worn on camera. According to an unnamed rumormonger, “Ellen feels it’s only fair because Paula [Abdul] received a hefty allowance for hair, makeup and wardrobe.”
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The media’s been going crazy since recent rumors of staffing changes at American Idol surfaced. Simon Cowell revealed weeks ago that he’ll be jumping the sinking FOX flagship, and rumor has it that he’ll reunited with Paula Abdul on his Stateside version of X-Factor. Meanwhile, the folks behind Idol are reportedly looking for his replacement - and the rumors suggest that replacement might be radio shock jock Howard Stern.
On his Sirius radio program, Stern alluded to the rumors and added (in his usual ribald way) “there’s not a better job on the planet than judging that [expletive deleted] karaoke contest.” He then went on to say that he would do the show - if they offer $100 million. I don’t think that’s going to happen, so we can all take a big, deep breath of relief now.
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