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Howard Stern Hired as America’s Got Talent Judge

A month after CNN host Piers Morgan quit as judge on NBC’s America Got Talent, syndicated radio host Howard Stern was hired as his replacement.

How much pull does Stern have? The show is moving from Los Angeles to New York in order to accommodate the shock jock.

“Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to ‘America’s Got Talent’ starting this summer,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming at NBC. “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.”

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Howard Stern Addresses America’s Got Talent Rumors

Rumors have been flying about who would replace CNN host Piers Morgan on America’s Got Talent after he announced last week that he was quitting the show due to his busy schedule.

Howard Stern, who is reportedly in talks with NBC for the position, addressed the rumors Monday on his nationally syndicated morning talk show:

“Everyone knows I love ‘America’s Got Talent. I think it’s the greatest and I would be certainly honored to sit with Howie [Mandel] and Sharon [Osbourne] and judge these lunatics. I take show business very seriously. If I was a judge on there, there would be no nonsense whatsoever. I would be there for the talent. I would be there to actually find somebody good I am not the next judge. I have no deal with ‘America’s Got Talent’… I’m not going to comment if I’m in negotiations… I don’t comment on negotiations.”

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Parents Television Council Calls GQ ‘Glee’ Cover Pedophilic

The Parents Television Council is doing its part to help magazine industry sales by denouncing an upcoming GQ cover–one that features pics of scantily clad cast members of the show “Glee.”

“It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on ‘Glee’ in this way. It borders on pedophilia. Sadly, this is just the latest example of the overt sexualization of young girls in entertainment,” said PTC President  Tim Winter on the organization’s website.

“Many children who flocked to ‘High School Musical’ have grown into ‘Glee’ fans. They are now being treated to seductive, in-your-face poses of the underwear-clad female characters posing in front of school lockers, one of them opting for a full-frontal crotch shot. By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show’s direction. And it isn’t good for families.”

Pedophilia, hmmm? In related news, Reverend Shaw Moore from the small western town of Beaumont chimed in that he doesn’t like all that dancing on the show neither.

A spokesman for GQ released a statement reminding the PTC that “as often happens in Hollywood, these ‘kids’ are in their twenties. Cory Montieth‘s almost 30! I think they’re old enough to do what they want.”