If Stern took the gig, he would also continue his Sirius XM radio show so "AGT" may spend another $10 million to move production to New York.
How Stern would make the early-round auditions in East Podunk, West Jabip and North Nowhere remains to be seen.
Seriously NBC? Stern's mere presence would anger "AGT's" core audience even if he behaved himself. We're thinking you should go with someone like . . . Donny Osmond.
9-9-9 Billy Crystal
says he is replacing Eddie Murphy
as host of the Academy Awards.
The eight-time Oscar host broke the news on Twitter, saying he is "doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions."
Crystal last hosted in 2004.
* Popular tweeter Ashton
Kutchher is handing over his account to his personal management.
On Wednesday night, Kutcher defended Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in 140 characters or less before learning/realizing/acknowledging (who knows) that JoePa was let go due to his involvement (or lack of involvement) in a child-sex-abuse scandal linked to former PSU assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Kutcher later recanted and apologized on Twitter.
He followed with a blog post yesterday saying he would have Katalyst Media manage his feed as "a secondary editorial measure to ensure the quality of its content."
Kutcher said Twitter has become "too big" for him to manage alone. Right, it's Twitter's fault.
To paraphrase the NRA slogan
- Tweets aren't ignorant. people are.
* Billboard.com reports that R.
Kelly's autobiography, "Soula Coaster: The Diary of Me," is due next spring, a rep from SmileyBooks told the Village Voice.
"I'm tired of being misunderstood," Kelly wrote in the autobiography's press release.
* Accountant Joseph Cilibrasi
admitted yesterday he stole more than $1 million from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Tamara Tunie (medical examiner Melinda Warner), the Kansas City Symphony's music director and other clients.
Cilibrasi, who was Tunie's business manager for more than a decade and cultivated other clients in the arts, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and other charges.
His plea deal calls for 2 1/2 to 7 1/2 years in prison. He is free, pending a Jan. 4 sentencing.
According to the Manhattan D.A.'s Office, Cilibrasi used some of his filthy lucre to back such shows as "Legally Blonde: The Musical" and "Spring Awakening," and films including the Tunie-directed "See You In September."
* Mariah Carey says that since
she gave birth to fraternal twins in April, her five-octave range has gotten stronger. Was it due to losing 30 pounds on Jenny Craig?
Or delivering the twins via High-C-section?
- Daily News wire services contributed to this report.