America's Got Talent

Stern argues he'd be a great reality TV judge

Nov. 14, 2011 at 4:26 PM ET

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Howard Stern is rumored to be in talks to join "America's Got Talent."

It's no secret that shock jock Howard Stern is a big fan of reality TV competitions. So it came as no huge surprise to his fans last week when reports surfaced that he was in talks to become a judge on "America's Got Talent" now that Piers Morgan has stepped down.

Though quite a few of our readers have said they believe he may be too racy and in for the family-friendly show, Stern discussed on his SiriusXM radio show on Monday why he'd be perfect.

"I love the show, everyone knows I love 'America's Got Talent,' " he said. "And let me tell you, if I was a judge on 'America's Got Talent,' there would be no nonsense."

Stern also mentioned that having been in entertainment for more than 35 years, he knows what works and what doesn't. "I take show business very seriously," he said. "I would be there for the talent. I would be there to actually find somebody good. ... If I had been on there, the guy who won last year whose name I can't even remember, he would never have won!"

(In case, like Stern, you forgot who the eventual season six victor was, it was jazz singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. His debut album, "That's Life," is set for release on Nov. 21.)

But regardless of whether or not he'd be a great judge, Stern isn't going to discuss either the possibility of him being the new "AGT" panel member or his negotiations with NBC -- or if he's even in talks. "Every time one of these shows ... I'm mentioned as I'm going to be the next judge. I am not the next judge," he told his listeners. "I don't comment on negotiations. I don't. Negotiations can go horribly wrong."

When Simon Cowell left "American Idol," Stern's name was floated as a possible replacement for the caustic judge. And at the time, he even told his fans, "There's not a better job on the planet than judging that f*&#@^% karoake contest.  They'd have to pay me a ton of dough because I already make a ton of dough."

According to the Wall Street Journal, Stern could make $15 million for "AGT."

Check out all that Stern had to say on the subject this today:

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