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Howie Mandel -- Drugged Out, and It's Hilarious!!!

24 October 2015 12:28 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_41xomcw4"]] Good news for Howie Mandel's son Alex -- his dad loves him, at least that's what he says in a drug-induced stupor. Howie had an endoscopy and was just coming out of the anesthesia when his son began videotaping him. He posted the clip on YouTube. It's really funny. Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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'America's Got Talent' upheaval: Reality titan Simon Cowell replaces Howard Stern'

22 October 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In news that should make Donald Trump furious, the four judges on Season 11 of "America's Got Talent" are now all non-Americans. NBC announced this week that the show's sole American judge Howard Stern will be replaced by British TV mogul Simon Cowell. This reality TV titan (and "Agt" producer) will join fellow Brit Mel B on the panel along with Canadian Howie Mandel and German Heidi Klum. -Break- Who will win 'Survivor: Second Chance'? See exclusive predictions Cowell was integral to the success of America's reality television boom back in 2002 when his acerbic nature brought in droves of fans for the first season of Fox's "American Idol." After starring on the show for nine seasons, Cowell left but later returned to the network as a judge/mentor on all three seasons of its now-cancelled "The X Factor" (2011-2013). The "Got Talent" franchise began with "America&#3..." »

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Simon Cowell Joining 'America's Got Talent' as New Judge

22 October 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When "America's Got Talent" creator Simon Cowell had to find a big name to replace departing judge Howard Stern, he didn't have to look far - he's hiring himself!

Cowell announced on the "Today" show that he'll join season 11 as a judge. He'll still serve as executive producer of the show he created.

"I am really thrilled to be joining 'America's Got Talent' next season," said Cowell. "What I love about this show is that it's open to absolutely anyone. America has some fantastic talent just waiting to be discovered, and I would like that talent to come to our show, including any dogs who can sing!"

Cowell already serves as a judge on "Britain's Got Talent" and the U.K.'s "X Factor," but he hasn't been a judge on an American reality series since his time on "American Idol" (which is ending this season). He's used »

- Kelly Woo

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‘Impractical Jokers’ Renewed for Season 5 by TruTV

8 October 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TruTV has given a fifth season to “Impractical Jokers,” its hidden-camera reality series that features the four-member comedy troupe the Tenderloins as they run amuck and play pranks around New York City.

The cast, who go by their first names or nicknames Sal, Joe, Murr and Q, gave word of the 26-episode fifth season at New York Comic Con. The news comes a little more than a month after the airing of the show’s 100th episode, a live event hosted by Howie Mandel that featured a highwire walk at South Street Seaport.

“Even after 100 episodes and the success of the Live Punishment Special, it’s clear that Joe, Sal, Murr and Q have many more surprises up their sleeves,” said Chris Linn, truTV’s president and head of programming. “We are thrilled to move forward with another season of hilarious challenges and unexpected punishments.”

This renewal comes during a big week for TruTV. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Interview: Paul Zerdin Talks Winning America’s Got Talent Season 10

2 October 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Unabashedly carrying out your goals and sharing your true passion with audiences across the country can be a daunting prospect to some people. But to others, it’s a gratifying experience that allows them to finally show the importance and distinct nature of their abilities. Paul Zerdin, the recently announced winner of the 10th anniversary season of NBC’s popular reality competition series, ‘America’s Got Talent,’ relatably and humbly encompassed that later liberating desire to share his skills in ventriloquism during the show’s run this summer. American viewers and the show’s four judges, including Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel, awarded Zerdin for his inventive and unique take on  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Being Canadian Review: “A wonderful homage”

17 September 2015 2:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Robert Cohen

Featuring: Cobie Smulders, Seth Rogen, Nathan Fillion, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Michael J. Fox, Ben Stiller, William Shatner, Catherine O’Hara, Jason Priestley, Martin ShortEugene LevyHowie Mandel, Will Arnett, and Rush.

Synopsis: What does it actually mean to be Canadian? This humorous documentary, featuring interviews with a who’s-who of famous Canadians, hopes to find the answer.

Having visited Canada a few times, and the fact that my other half is Canadian, I was eager to see how Robert Cohen‘s documentary would show those charismatic folk with all their unique revelry and in Being Canadian, he’s created a funny and inimitable representation – and celebration – of the country we know something about but we’re not always exactly sure what that is, or if it’s true.

Being Canadian is written and directed by Calgarian Robert Cohen, a man who moved to L.A. »

- Dan Bullock

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‘America’s Got Talent’: Paul Zerdin Wins Season 10

16 September 2015 10:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin has been crowned winner of “America’s Got Talent’s” tenth season on NBC.

Zerdin’s victory was announced Wednesday night from the season finale at Radio City Music Hall. The episode also included performances by other finalists and professionals, including Rachel Platten, Penn & Teller, Jeffrey Ross and Mat Franco, who won last season.

In honor of his win, Zerdin will headline an exclusive engagement of “America’s Got Talent Live” in Las Vegas, Oct. 22-24 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. He will be joined by finalists Drew Lynch and Piff The Magic Dragon.

Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon serve as judges on the competition series, which is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are its exec producers.

Stern bid farewell to “America’s Got Talent” after serving »

- Marianne Zumberge

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Crowns Season 10 Champion, Says Goodbye to Howard Stern (Video)

16 September 2015 9:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s finale of “America’s Got Talent”) “America’s Got Talent” wrapped up its two-night Season 10 finale on Wednesday and said goodbye to one of its judges. Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin was crowned the winner of the NBC talent competition at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, which was hosted by Nick Cannon with judges are Heidi KlumHoward SternHowie MandelMel B. Zerdin and his puppet bagged the $1 million prize and the votes of millions of viewers after using comedic characters and personalities to showcase his ventriloquism skills. »

- Debbie Emery

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America's Got Talent 2015 - Finale tonight, who's the winner?

16 September 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

NBC’s America’s Got Talent’s season finale is on tonight (September 16, 2015) with live results from last night’s performances. Judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Mel B., and Heidi Klum will join Nick Cannon for the fun filled finale at Radio City Music Hall. Special guest performers include Rachel Platten, Penn &Teller, Yolanda Adams and the Harlem Gospel Choir, Terry Fator, Freelusion and Mat Franco. The winning act will win a million dollars and have their own headlining show in Las Last nights acts included: Derek Hughes Oz Pearlman Drew Lynch Benton Blount The CraigLewis Band. Pff the Magic Dragon Paul Zerdin The Professional Regurgitator Uzeyer Novruzov Gary Vider Who will win? Check back later tonight as the finale takes up a full three hours 8-9 pm Edt and 9-11 pm Edt on NBC. Tonight's Results: Results, Pt. 1 Nick announced the five acts who have made it into the »

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How the Emmy Awards’ Best Hosts Created Memorable Moments

15 September 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There’s something paradoxical about the Emmys. We look forward to them and write endlessly about them, wondering who’s going to win and what stars will wear and what silly things will happen, all the while complaining about the show’s length and pace. Really, the Emmys can’t win. Except, of course, when they do.

It starts with the host. Misfires happen, of course, like the super-serious Bryant Gumbel in 1997, or the disastrous experiment 11 years later when the five nominated reality TV hosts (Jeff Probst, Tom Bergeron, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Ryan Seacrest) ran the proceedings and, aside from drawing the lowest ratings in the show’s history, made the unforgivable mistake of being boring. But there are certainly magical hires, as well.

Perhaps the two best hosts in recent memory are Conan O’Brien in 2006 — in a show that featured pre-taped sketches with casts of nominated shows, »

- Neil Turitz

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America’s Got Talent Results 2015 - Last night's winners, semifinal round 2

9 September 2015 11:58 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

NBC’s America’s Got Talent results show was last night (September 9, 2015) with the results from last nights semi­final round 2. We now know the 5 acts that will move on to the final round. The winners from last night's show will join last week’s 5 winners to round out the final 10 at Radio City Music Hall. Judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Mel B., and Heidi Klum will join Nick Cannon and will have one save along with america’s one save to join last weeks acts for next week’s finale. Little Mix and acrobatic gymnasts Acroarmy performed on last night's show. Last weeks winners were: Derek Hughes Oz Pearlman Drew Lynch Benton Blount The CraigLewis Band. Last nights performers were: Daniella Mass (Opera Singer) Gary Vider (Comedian) Alicia Michilli (Singer) Pff the Magic Dragon (Comedian) Uzeyer Novruzov (Ladder Acrobat) Sharon Irving (Singer) Alondra Santos (Mariachi Singer) The Professional Regurgitater »

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Renewed by NBC for Season 11

2 September 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has renewed “America’s Got Talent” for an 11th season. The network announced audition dates for the next season of the show on Wednesday, ahead of the Season 10 finale on Sept. 16. Between November and February 2016, the competition reality series will hold auditions in 12 cities across the country, including Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando and Dallas. Also Read: Howard Stern to Depart 'America's Got Talent' The series is hosted by Nick Cannon, with Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howard Stern serving as judges. Stern previously announced in June that he would be departing after the current season. »

- Reid Nakamura

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America’s Got Talent Results 2015 - Tonight's recap, who was voted off?

2 September 2015 11:19 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

America’s Got Talent is on tonight (September 2, 2015) with the results show and we will find out who was voted off as tonight is the semi­final round in which 5 acts will move on to the final that includes 5 acts from next week’s show. Judges Howard Stern, Mel B., Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum will join host Nick Cannon for the results show at Radio City Music Hall to judge tonights acts. The Illusionists will perform live on tonight’s show. Check back for tonight live results as voting is now live. The 11 acts that performed last night are: Siro­A (Dance Group) Oz Pearlman (Mentalist) Ira (Puppet Act) Metal Mulisha Fitz Army (Motorcross Team) Arielle Baril (Opera Singer) Derek Hughes (Magician) Samantha Johnson (Singer) The CraigLewis Band (R&B Duo) Drew Lynch (Comedian) Benton Blount (Country Singer) Mountain Faith Band (Bluegrass Band) Tonight's results: Here are the Acts »

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Renewed For Season 11 By NBC

2 September 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC’s America’s Got Talent, the most watched summer broadcast series for a decade running, has been picked up for an eleventh season to air next summer. In lieu of an official renewal announcement, NBC today set audition dates for Season 11, which will visit 12 cities around the country from November 2015-February 2016 in search of undiscovered entertainers of all ages. No official word yet whether Nick Cannon will return as host and Howie MandelMel B and Heidi Klum as… »

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: August 31-September 6

31 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

Tuesday, September 1 will be a lovely day -- oh, what a lovely day! -- 'cause that's when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases "Fury Road" on 2D Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD. Here are the special features on both Blu-ray editions: "Maximum Fury: Filming Fury Road," "Mad Max: Fury on Four Wheels," "The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa," "The Tools of the Wasteland," "The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome," "Fury Road: Crash & Smash," and deleted scenes. The "Mad Max 4-Film Blu-ray Anthology" will also be on sale September 1, including "Mad Max," "The Road Warrior," "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" on Blu-ray, plus the documentary "Madness of Max" on DVD, and "Mad Max Anthology" trading cards. »

- Gina Carbone

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'America's Got Talent' shocker: Metal Mulisha Fitz Army returns as judges' wildcard pick

28 August 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Despite being eliminated from "America's Got Talent," Metal Mulisha Fitz Army is back in the running for the $1 million prize thanks to the judges (Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum) announcing the stunt bikers as their wild card pick. Hurry -- make your predictions and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting the five acts that will get the go-ahead on next Wednesday's show. -Break- Who will win 'America's Got Talent'? See exclusive predictions The danger act (which NBC confirmed in Thursday's press release) will be among the 11 acts performing live from Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday night. Even though they didn't make it through last week, will they be able to capture America's vote this time around? In our "Agt" predictions center, our users are currently voting on which five acts will ad. »

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truTV’s first live event features the Impractical Jokers in a Punishment Special

28 August 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

In celebration of their 100th episode of the hit series Impractical Jokers, hosts Joe, Sal, Q and Murr announced recently that they will take on their most challenging dare yet: a high-wire walk five stories in the air above New York City during the show’s first-ever live “punishment extravaganza,” hosted by Howie Mandel. To prepare for the event, the Jokers upon the expertise of Ringling Bros. Circus clown and “World’s Greatest Dare Devil” Bello Nock, to provide training and tips on the art of successful tightrope walking. With multiple cameras positioned to capture every moment and New York City’s South Street Seaport … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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Howie Mandel Makes Bulimia Joke And Then Immediately Apologizes On ‘America’s Got Talent’

27 August 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Howie Mandel made an insensitive comment about eating disorders on Wednesday’s live broadcast of America’s Got Talent. When contestant Stevie Starr, who is a professional reguritator (Aka he swallows random objects whole and brings them back up in one piece), was being judged, Mandel praised him in a politically incorrect way. “This would probably come […]

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- Spencer Macnaughton

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Howie Mandel Blasted by Eating Disorders Group After ‘Agt’ Bulimia Wisecrack

26 August 2015 5:08 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

No joke — the National Eating Disorders Association isn’t happy with Howie Mandel. “America’s Got Talent” judge Mandel came under fire from the Neda on Wednesday, after cracking on Tuesday’s episode that one of the contestants made bulimia “entertaining.” “Eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia are no laughing matter … Any more than you would make fun of cancer, diabetes or any other life-threatening illness,” Claire Mysko, the COO of Neda, told TheWrap in a statement Wednesday. “We hope this is a platform to raise awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders, which are bio-psycho-social illnesses that can lead to chronic. »

- Tim Kenneally

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Ratings Steady, ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ & ‘5th Grader’ Down As NBC Wins Night

26 August 2015 9:13 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Howie Mandel had to make an on-air apology last night for some ill-considered remarks about the entertainment value of bulimia but that didn't seem to affect America's Got Talent (2.1/8) very much. With Mandel's regret, which he repeated online, and another round of live performances on Tuesday, Agt dipped 9% among adults 18-49 from its August 18 show. The highest rated and most watched (10.20 million) show of the night, Agt could see adjustments in later numbers, as it… »

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