Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mel B joins Howard Stern on America’s Got Talent

America’s Got Talent has confirmed that Mel B will be joining Howard Stern this summer.

mel bSpice Girl Mel B will join the summer reality hit’s judging panel. She’ll take a seat beside Howard Stern and Howie Mandel critiquing the show’s wild variety of performers. The pop singer has live competition show experience having served as a judge on the Australian version of The X Factor as well as guest hosted on the show’s UK version.

“I’ve known Melanie since she did Dancing with the Stars, and I’ve known her as a performer in The Spice Girls before that,” said NBC president of alternative Paul Telegdy, who was previously at Dancing production company BBC Worldwide America.

“To know her isto know a very frank, strong, enduring entertainer. Someone who has a very strong point of view. We needed somebody who was qualified for the job. She’s an amazing singer, dancer and a huge personality. The contestants will get a lot of constructive feedback from her and I can’t wait to see her chemistry with Howard and Howie.”

Baba Booey and Jon Hein host For What It’s Worth

Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate, is putting his obsession for collecting vinyl records, autographed baseballs, cartoon cells and photos, which fill every nook and cranny of his home, to use in a new television series on VH1 Classic.

“For What It’s Worth” will make its debut at 10 p.m. Thursday, with Dell’Abate co-hosting the half-hour show with Howard Stern Show’s Jon Hein, himself an avid collector of pop culture memorabilia.

For What It's WorthThe show is VH1 Classic’s answer to Antiques Roadshow and Storage Wars. “The whole point is we’re collectors and hoarders,” Dell’Abate said.

Dell’Abate taped six episodes of the show last summer while he was on vacation from Stern. He spent part of each show traveling around the country with Hein in search of one-of-a-kind collections of music or pop culture history.

“I hope to do a second season,” Dell’Abate said. “I hope to get even more of the lunatic collectors coming out of the woodwork.”

Robin Quivers New Book Vegucation of Robin

Robin Quivers, who is 60 has credited her vegan diet, a choice she made back in 2007, with helping her lose more than 70 pounds in just 6 months.

The Vegucation of RobinFrom the books synopsis it’s clear Robin is looking to inspire people and lead them to try the vegan lifestyle.

“On her sometimes rocky, though endearingly hysterical, path to newfound health, Quivers discovered the power of the produce aisle in changing her body and her mindset,” the synopsis reads.

“By filling up on soul-quenching, cell-loving vegetables instead of damaging animal products and processed foods, Quivers left behind the injuries, aches, and pains that had plagued her for twenty years. Charting her inspiring road to wellness, ‘The Vegucation of Robin’ describes her transformation inside and out, and, including ninety of her favorite vegan recipes, she encourages readers to join her in putting their health first.”

In addition to more than 90 recipes, plenty of jokes, Vegucation of Robin will also include a forward by long-time Howard Stern Show regular Russell Simmons. The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life will be released on March 26.

Ronnie the Limo Driver Makes the News

Who is Ronnie the Limo Driver?

The part of the country that doesn’t listen to Howard Stern and his pranksters learned the answer to that question when Captain Janks decided to prank CBS LA into putting him live on the air as a spokesman for California Department of Fish and Game druing the Christopher Dorner standoff.

“We believe it was Ronnie the limo driver who filed at Mr. Dorner,” Janks said. “He was on his way to a block party and got caught in the fire-out.”