Howard Stern likely to join ‘America’s Got Talent’

“America’s Got Talent” contestants may be facing an unlikely new judge: shock jock Howard Stern.

Stern was in negotiations to replace the departing Piers Morgan on NBC’s talent show, a person close to the situation said Friday.

Stern, whose show airs on subscription service Sirius XM Radio, is a regular viewer of “America’s Got Talent,” the person said.

An email seeking comment from Stern’s agent in New York was not immediately returned.

Stern’s talks with “America’s Got Talent” were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, which cited unidentified people familiar with the situation and said Stern would get about $15 million a year to join judges Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne.

NBC is mulling the possibility of moving the talent show to New York to accommodate Stern, who is based in the city.

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