Howard Stern - Howard Stern Shocks Fans With 'Unsettling' Compassion

Shock-jock Howard Stern has surprised fans of the America's Got Talent show with his behaviour so far. In his own word, Stern has been "downright compassionate. It was unsettling." It's not what viewers expected from the man that has made a name for himself with his infamous prank-calling japes and no-nonsense social commentary.
Speaking at the Los Angeles last Friday, February 17, 2012, Howard Stern was interviewed by Knbc-TV outside the Orpheum Theatre, where auditions were being held. He told reporters that he was trying to avoid playing into the hands of viewers' expectations: ""You don't want to be a stereotype as a judge. You don't want to be, 'Oh, you're replacing Piers; you've got to be the mean guy, or you've got to be the guy that always hits the buzzer.' I have no preconceived notion, and I've got news for you: If you go in there and watch this taping, it is insane." The controversial radio DJ hasn't gone entirely soft on us though, recalling how he had no shame in bussing a nine year old boy off of the show: "It's a little weird, the first day out, I buzzed a 9-year-old kid. The kid was adorable, but I did it, man, you've got to do it. I said, 'Look, you're cute, you're adorable, but, goodness gracious, you don't belong on "America's Got Talent," ' and you just feel like the devil himself."
LA Times have confirmed that the later stages of the show will be filmed in New York, in order to accommodate Howard Stern's radio schedule. Stern records his Sirius XM satellite show in New York City.


Contactmusic

Tags: Howard Stern

Advertisement

More Howard Stern

Robert Downey Jr. Would Ask Matthew Broderick's Permission To See Ex Sarah Jessica Parker

Whilst Howard Stern - and the rest of us - may have forgotten Robert Downey Jr. went out with Sarah Jessica Parker, Downey still holds...

Lena Dunham & Jack Antonoff Holding Off On Marriage Until Same Sex Couples Can Marry In All 50 States

Lena Dunham will not be tying the knot with her partner of two years Jack Antonoff - or not until same sex couples can marry...

Heidi Klum High Fives 'America's Got Talent' Winner Mat Franco At Finale Event - Part 2

'America's Got Talent' judge and international supermodel Heidi Klum poses alongside the show's sixth series winner, magician Mat Franco, at the finale red carpet event...

Cyndi Lauper And Travis Barker Join 'America's Got Talent' Judges At Finale Event - Part 1

Veteran popstar Cyndi Lauper and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were spotted on the red carpet among arrivals at the 'America's Got Talent' finale event at...

Advertisement

'America's Got Talent' Judges Sparkle At Another Season 9 Post Show Event - Part 2

The 'America's Got Talent' judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B hit the red carpet at their latest post-show event held at...

Jonah Hill And The Art Of Apologizing Like An Alright Human Being

Well, at least Jonah Hill knows how to apologize like a grownup. The 22 Jump Street star had a run-in with a pap over the...

Will Jonah Hill's Homophobic Slur Damage His Pristine Reputation?

Uh oh, Jonah Hill’s really put his foot in it. Lately he’s been riding high off his superb performance in The Wolf of Wall Street...

Drugs, Alcohol, A Super Group With Sting - Billy Joel's Chat With Howard Stern

When Billy Joel started talking about his rocky history with alcohol and his dabble with heroin, most thought that the interview had reached the rocky...

Advertisement

Comments

Howard Stern Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Howard Stern

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All