HOWARD Stern is said to be in “advanced talks” with NBC about becoming a judge on America’s Got Talent — but he has some big demands.
According to New York Post gossip column Page Six, the shock jock wants $20 million and the show to move to New York.
Got Talent boss Simon Cowell is said to be keen to get Stern to take Piers Morgan’s seat on the show — but moving the show from its home at Los Angeles’ CBS Television City is the deal-maker.
“Cowell really wants Stern on the judging panel, a source said.
“The talk on the production is that it’s practically a done deal. But Stern is asking for a huge fee, and he can’t travel because of his radio show. He wants the show to move to New York.
“Moving it to New York would mean over 100 people losing their jobs if they don’t move with the show. And inconvenience for Howie and Sharon, who wants to spend more time with her husband, Ozzy. Another idea would be for the show to stay in LA and Howard to be a part-time judge.”