Batten down the hatches … if you thought Piers Morgan was a meanie you ain't seen nothin' yet!
Morgan could be a real prig on "America's Got Talent," which is kind his whole deal, so now that he's leaving the show to focus on his work at CNN, execs at NBC are looking for a fitting replacement and the Wall Street Journal reports they think they've found one in the form of shock jock Howard Stern.
That's right! Stern is reportedly in talks to become a judge on the talent competition and would earn a hefty $15 million a year to join Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on the show.
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Lady Gaga's support of sophomore effort "Born This Way" has been unprecedented. She's rolled out several singles, high profile videos and multiple high profile interviews (including our own amazing special "Inside the Outside"), all in the interest of rewarding her Little Monsters with more access while also expanding her fan base. But could it be that the most crucial 5 minutes for gaining new fans came sitting behind a piano solo in front of Howard Stern pounding out "The Edge of Glory"? My unofficial survey says "yes."
Since her appearance on the show July 17, I've spoken with various pockets of people across all demographics who would not consider themselves Lady Gaga fans. Upon hearing her naked version of "Edge of Glory," they have been left stunned and converted. All have said the same combination of things: "I had no idea she could sing like that." "She is the real deal." "Wow!" Read More...
He's been talking about it for years, and for years, nothing has happened. But now, it finally looks like shock-jock Howard Stern's proposed remake of the 1979 classic "Rock 'n' Roll High School" — in which punk legends the Ramones help a gang of rock-lovin' students take over their school and overthrow its oppressive administration — has been given the green light, according to Variety.
Stern, who acquired the rights to the film back in 2002, will produce the film with Larry Levinson. Screenwriter Alex Winter (Bill from "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure") has been pinned down for the script, but so far, there's no word on when production will commence. Stern and Levinson are also working on a remake of the 1982 comedy "Porky's," another project that the Sirius Satellite Radio host has been jabbering about for years.
As a longtime fan of both Stern and these films, I'm happy to see these remakes haven't been shelved — which, given Howard's relative silence about the projects in recent years, I assumed they had been. Let's hope they'll feature some sort of a cameo from Stern, who hasn't graced the big screen since 1997's "Private Parts." Fingers crossed that his rumored remake of "Taxi Driver," with Eric the Midget in the lead, isn't far behind.
Are you excited to see "Rock 'n' Roll High School" and "Porky's" remakes? Is Stern the ideal film auteur? Or should we just go home and rent the classics? Tell us!