His casting as the newest judge on America’s Got Talent raised some eyebrows, but on Monday night Howard Stern showed he has a heart of gold as he took his seat next to Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel.
“These executives at NBC must be out of their mind to take a risk on me,” he said during the show.
And, earlier today, on a simulcast with Ryan Seacrest on KISS-FM, Howard talked about why he took the job (for fun, not the paycheck) , teased Ryan Seacrest, why he now gets manicures (warning: TMI!) and one thing he hates about being on TV.
Here’s a recap…..
Does Howard Want to be More Relevant?
“Ryan, I want to be less relevant…the problem is I’m too relevant…I wanted to go hide,” Howard said. “I wasn’t looking to be more famous, I’m famous enough…I’m not looking for a paycheck.”
Does Howard Really Get Manicures?
“When I would make love to my wife, and I know that’s a disgusting thought to think about, she would complain about my nails that they were rough and they would cut her, and I can’t cut my nails. I don’t know why, but I’m just so bad at it. I went with her one day and I said, “ I want to get a manicure and I let them cut my toenails too.” I had it done, and now I go every week. But the shiny-buff I feel is too shiny. It looks too feminine.”
How Long Will Howard Agree To Be On “America’s Got Talent?”
“I don’t know. I’m trying it out this year, and I want to see if America likes it then…you know… it would influence me. I have a year deal, and an informal thing if I come back a second year.”
One Thing Howard Hates About Being On Television:
“One of the things that I hate about being on this new television show is that I don’t like the way I look. I’m not a handsome guy like Ryan. So I feel bad for the ladies that have to look at me, but I’m going to make up for it in being a wonderful judge.”
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When she’s not shopping or testing beauty products, Evan Hosie writes gadget reviews for the site Popgadget.net.