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Nick Cannon Wears $2 Million Diamond Shoes To 'America's Got Talent' Finale

September 18th, 2014 12:36pm EDT
Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon wore loafers encrusted with $2 million in diamonds to the finale of "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday night.

Prior to the live event, Women's Wear Daily posted a video on Instagram of Cannon revealing his outfit for the night. "$2 million shoes. A million each foot... Pow!" the tuxedo-clad star explained.

Designer Jason Arashenen created the pricey shoes, which include 14,000 full-cut diamonds set in gold with a weight of 340 carats.

Arashenen commented: "Not very often do I get a request for the most expensive shoes in the world. When Nick approached me last year, he sai...

Magic Rules The Finale Of 'America's Got Talent' As Mat Franco Is Crowned Winner

September 18th, 2014 10:50am EDT
Magic Rules The Finale Of 'America's Got Talent' As Mat Franco I
Last night, for the first time in eight seasons of the hit talent series, "America's Got Talent," a magician won the coveted million dollar prize!

Illusionist Mat Franco nabbed the top spot through his interactive magic presentations, often involving judges Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. Franco finished just ahead of popular singer Emily West.

Franco is a self-taught magician and toured college campuses to make extra money. On the finale, he performed a card trick involving Stern and guest Rosie O'Donnell, giving both of them 10 cards, which they hid in their clothing. ...

Exclusive Interview With Master Ventriloquist & 'America's Got Talent' Champion, Terry Fator

June 4th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Exclusive Interview With Master Ventriloquist & 'America's Got T
Recently, we had the opportunity to talk with the winner of the second season of America's Got Talent, Terry Fator. Terry is known for his lovable puppet antics, great sense of humor, and his ability to project his singing voice from the mouths of others. In case you've never seen his award winning performance, take a look here.

Terry was nice enough to take some of our questions down and answer them, as well as having a little something to say to our readers personally. Enjoy our interview with him, and read to the end to see an Starpulse exclusive video clip from Terry.

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Terry Fator Talks 'Live In Concert' DVD, Life After 'AGT'

May 22nd, 2014 12:40pm EDT
Terry Fator Talks 'Live In Concert' DVD, Life After 'AGT'
Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator just released his second DVD, Terry Fator Live In Concert, on Tuesday. The multi-talented performer and America's Got Talent winner also took some time out between shows at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to talk with BFTV about putting out a second special, his live set, and the Vegas acts that he loves.

"I just felt like it was ready," he said of the decision to produce another DVD after several years since the arrival of his first one. "I'm such a stickler for quality. We put out a DVD back in 2009, and people have been asking me [to] put another o...

Heidi Klum On Single Motherhood: 'I'm Happy'

April 10th, 2014 10:15am EDT
Heidi Klum
After divorcing from singer Seal in 2012, Heidi Klum has been a single mother to their four children. At a press event for the new season of America’s Got Talent on NBC, Klum told reporters she was doing well.

“Everything is good,” Klum said. “My kids are doing great, I’m happy.”

In the Klum home, Heidi says the kids are focused on academics and family life. “So far, they don’t really think about what they want to be when they grow up. Right now it’s about going to school, having good grades, listening, helping at home. I like to teach them how to cook. I’ve been doing that for a few year...

Terry Fator Impersonates Justin Bieber In Exclusive Clip From New Live DVD

February 18th, 2014 4:11pm EST
Terry Fator Impersonates Justin Bieber In Exclusive Clip From Ne
Las Vegas headliner and America's Got Talent winner Terry Fator is known for his celebrity impressions. Now, in this exclusive clip provided to Starpulse, you can see Terry's take on pop star Justin Bieber - part of his new Terry Fator: Live In Concert DVD.

Terry is best known to TV viewers as the winning act from America's Got Talent season 2. After the show, he's performed in Las Vegas, at the Las Vegas Hilton and at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, where he's been in residence since 2008. Multi-talented, he's also a ventriloquist, comedian, and singer.

Look below to see Terry's impersonati...

'America's Got Talent' Auditions Are Coming!

October 22nd, 2013 4:44pm EDT
Nick Cannon
America's Got Talent Season 9 Is Upon Us!

Starting this weekend, America's Got Talent may be coming to a city near you. So if you've got a talent you want America to see, now is your time to shine.

AGT is the only talent competition show open to any age and any talent! It's truly a modern-day variety show! Over the past seasons, AGT has developed a massive social media presence, and their numbers only continue to grow. It goes to show that AGT's platform can give artists of ANY kind a serious amount of exposure!

You can check out the AGT Youtube channel here, and visit the auditions ce...

Dancer Kenichi Ebina Wins 'America's Got Talent'

September 19th, 2013 10:47am EDT
America's Got Talent
America has spoken, voting 38-year-old Japanese dancer Kenichi Ebina the winner of the eighth season of America's Got Talent Wednesday night.

The six finalists were whittled down to just two over the course of the two-hour finale, with angelic-voiced singer Cami Bradley, 25, the first to exit the show. She was followed by 16-year-old aspiring magician Collins Key, whose sleight-of-hand card tricks were some of the best ever; and Opera trio Forte, who often left nary a dry eye in the Radio City Music Hall audience during their final performances, finished fourth.

Then it was down to the fi...

TV Ratings: Basketball A Slam Dunk For ABC

June 13th, 2013 8:35am EDT
'America's Got Talent'
A lot of people spend their time going out for ice cream rather than watching TV in the summertime. Ratings typically dwindle, and in rerun-land, atypical programs often claim the top spots. Last week, NBA Finals games nabbed the Top 3 spots on both ABC and TNT.

NBC had a pretty good week, topped by ‘The Voice’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’ in 4th and 5th place, respectively. CBS had to settle having seven reruns in the Top 20, although its Tony Awards broadcast did well in 11th place. With ‘American Idol’ out the window for now, FOX had only one show in the Top 20, ‘Masterchef,’ which averag...

Howard Stern Remembers His Mentor As 'America's Got Talent' Begins

June 4th, 2013 10:12am EDT
Howard Stern
America’s Got Talent premieres its latest season of competition this week, and judge Howard Stern returns to evaluate their performances. The reigning King of All Media himself, Stern knows how important mentorship is, and looks forward to offering his feedback this summer.

“I really value the idea that I could mentor someone,” Stern said. “When they come before me, I think of my own career, how I had longevity and how I managed to keep things going. So when I looked at it, I said, ‘You know, I could say to a young guy or young woman, “You could really make it if you did this, this and thi...

Heidi Klum Joins 'America's Got Talent' Judging Panel

March 4th, 2013 11:18am EST
Heidi Klum
"America's Got Talent" is adding some much needed sexiness to its judging panel. Supermodel Heidi Klum has been named the fourth judge of the upcoming season, joining veterans Howie Mandel and Howard Stern as well as another newcomer, British singer Mel B.

While making the announcement, NBC president of alternative and late night programming, Paul Telegdy, stated:  "Heidi has an amazing career across multiple media platforms, and has built a brand that is a force in the entertainment business. She has achieved superstardom while balancing being a businesswoman and hard-working mom, bringin...

Melanie Brown Replaces Sharon Osbourne As 'America's Got Talent' Judge

February 21st, 2013 8:26am EST
Melanie Brown
Former Spice Girls singer Melanie Brown has been unveiled as Sharon Osbourne's replacement as a judge on America's Got Talent.

Ozzy Osbourne's wife quit the TV competition, which also features comedian Howie Mandel and shock jock Howard Stern on the panel, last year following a disagreement with bosses at NBC, the network behind the show.

Brown, who previously appeared on Dancing with the Stars and worked as a judge on the Australian version of The X Factor, has now signed up to take over Osbourne's chair, and TV bosses are convinced contestants will benefit from her "constructive feedb...

Rosie O'Donnell In Talks To Join 'America's Got Talent'

December 19th, 2012 11:17am EST
Rosie O'Donnell
Actress Rosie O'Donnell is in talks to replace Sharon Osbourne on hit TV show America's Got Talent.

Ozzy Osbourne's wife quit the series earlier this year following a disagreement with bosses at NBC.

Network chiefs have not yet announced who will be replacing Osbourne on the panel, which also featured Howie Mandel and Howard Stern in 2012, but O'Donnell has revealed she is in the running.

She tells The New York Observer, "I am very interested in doing America's Got Talent with Howard Stern and I am talking to them. Let's see how that works."

The Olate Dogs Win 'America's Got Talent' Season 7

September 14th, 2012 8:34am EDT
America's Got Talent
On Thursday night, several popular singers took the stage at "America's Got Talent" before the season seven winner was annouced at the end of the two-hour broadcast.

Acts including Flo Rida, Ne-Yo, Green Day, and Justin Bieber revved up the audience, which was eager to find out who would take home the $1 million prize and be the star of a headlining show in Las Vegas.

Child dance troupe The Untouchables came in last place. The group got a little emotional when they learned they wouldn't be taking home the grand prize. Judge Sharon Osbourne said to them, "Don't be sad, little ones, because...

The Worst And The Best Of Summer TV 2012

September 6th, 2012 6:00pm EDT
Honey Boo Boo
Summer. Some might think of it as a time to take a few days off, soak up the sun and eat popsicles. I think of it as the time for the most delicious and smutty television. Let’s face it: networks don’t exactly roll out the red carpet for your summer viewing pleasure. Instead, it’s the B-list shows that somehow made it through production but weren’t good enough to be shown through the regular season. And for that, I heartily thank the networks (and air conditioning) for the good and bad TV shows that tided me through the summer months.

Click through our list and let us know what would make ...

TV Ratings: 'The Closer' Rocks It In Finale

August 23rd, 2012 9:28am EDT
'The Closer'
Without the Olympics to entertain us, viewers turned to cable last week. While shows like ‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC topped the chart, the finale of ‘The Closer’ closed out its run with over 9 million viewers, and would have placed third on the overall charts. Its spinoff, ‘Major Crimes,’ had a good debut with 7.2 million.

Otherwise, it was business as usual. ‘The Big Bang Theory' was the top scripted program with 8 million viewers, good for 4th place. And Gordon Ramsey’s new reality series, ‘Hotel Hell,’ attracted 5.1 million viewers, typical of his other programs. It narrowly missed o...

NBC Responds To Sharon Osbourne's Discrimination Allegations

August 7th, 2012 8:27am EDT
Sharon Osbourne
Bosses at NBC have responded to Sharon Osbourne's allegations she resigned from America's Got Talent over a dispute with company chiefs over her son Jack's multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

Sharon claims she felt compelled to quit her role as a talent show judge when Jack was allegedly dropped from new show Stars Earn Stripes, in which celebrities battle it out in military training sessions, after he revealed his heartbreaking news to the public earlier this year.

However, NBC executives insist they supported Jack following his diagnosis and, while they did not ask him to compete in the sho...

Sharon Osbourne Quit 'America's Got Talent' Over Son's TV Dispute

August 6th, 2012 12:22pm EDT
Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne has opened up about her decision to quit America's Got Talent, insisting a dispute with TV chiefs over her son Jack's multiple sclerosis diagnosis prompted her resignation.

The British TV personality took to on July 24th to respond to remarks made by fellow judge Howard Stern about her departure - but did not expand on her reasons for quitting the show on NBC. She wrote, "My darling Howard Stern, money is not the reason I'm not returning to (America's Got Talent), it's because..."

Osbourne has now revealed she felt compelled to quit after her son Jack was al...

Sharon Osbourne Tweets She's Leaving 'America's Got Talent'

July 25th, 2012 8:29am EDT
America's Got Talent
Yesterday Sharon Osbourne announced on Twitter she is leaving "America's Got Talent." She wrote, "My darling @HowardStern, money is not the reason I'm not returning to @nbcagt, it's because..."

Osbourne has not given further explanation for her departure.

Osbourne, who is also a co-host on daytime chat show, "The Talk," has been a judge on "America's Got Talent" since 2007. She reportedly has a multi-year contract to stay on the talent competition.

During the summer TV press tour, NBC Entertainmetn chairman Bob Greenblatt told TV critics, "I have nothing to say about Sharon Osbourne othe...

TV Ratings: All Networks Have Something To Sing About

July 11th, 2012 7:45pm EDT
'America's Got Talent'
As our summer TV lineup limps along, the glory was spread across all networks, ratings-wise, last week. NBC claimed the top show with ‘America’s Got Talent’ and did well with its annual Fireworks show (good for 7th place) and more U.S. Olympic trials. CBS, meanwhile, held strong with repeats of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (3rd and 4th place, respectively), ‘NCIS’ and ‘Person of Interest,’ among others. Its newsmagazines also fared well, topped by ’60 Minutes’ and ’48 Hours Mystery.’

FOX had four shows in the Top 10 in the 18-49 category – two editions each of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘Masterchef.’ A...

TV Ratings: ABC Is Tops With NBA Finals; NBC Strong With 'America's Got Talent'

June 27th, 2012 8:58pm EDT
'America's Got Talent'
It was a ho-hum TV week. Remember all that fuss about ABC airing ‘The Glass House’ over CBS’ objections? Americans shrugged their shoulders and the snow nabbed only about 4 million viewers. Even in the summer doldrums, that’s good for only 63rd place. CBS needn’t worry.

ABC did win the week among total viewers, but that’s only because the last two games of the NBA finals claimed the top 2 spots on the chart. CBS did just fine, thank you: Reruns of shows like ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘NCIS’ thrived, while ’60 Minutes’ placed in the Top 10.

Over on NBC, ‘America’s Got Talent’ came in 3rd, ...

TV Ratings: CBS Dominates With 12 Of The Top 20 Shows

May 24th, 2012 12:33pm EDT
Mike & Molly
If the latest TV ratings week was a final exam, CBS would get an A+ and NCIS would graduate at the top of the class. The stalwart once again topped the Nielsen ratings, besting all other scripted and reality programming, even as American Idol geared up for its finale.

‘NCIS’ attracted over 19 million viewers and spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles got over 15 million. By comparison, the Wednesday and Thursday editions of "Idol' attracted 17.7 million and 16.4 million, respectively.

CBS had 12 of the Top 20 shows, including Person of Interest, The Mentalist and How I Met Your Mother. Mike & Molly ac...

Howard Stern Makes Seven-Year-Old Aspiring Rapper Mir Money Cry On 'America's Got Talent'

May 22nd, 2012 3:43pm EDT
America's Got Talent
Howard Stern found out how tough his new job is going to be during Monday night's episode of America's Got Talent.

During only his second show, the shock jock was thrown a curveball when seven-year-old aspiring rapper Mir Money took the stage to audition - and ended up in tears and with Stern questioning his decision to sign on with the show.

Stern pressed his "X" buzzer early on during the youngster's performance and was followed shortly after by fellow judge Sharon Osbourne

When Mir Money stopped his performance judge Howie Mandel asked the boy if he was angry, which he said he wasn't....

Pizza Hut Stands By Howard Stern And 'America's Got Talent'

May 16th, 2012 8:30am EDT
Howard Stern
Pizza Hut is standing by Howard Stern after his well behaved debut judging performance on the family friendly show America's Got Talent. The company is facing pressure from the Parent Television Council to refrain from advertizing with the popular fox series, even threatening them with a boycott.

A rep for the Pizza company tells TMZ, "Pizza Hut has no plans to remove its ads from the show -- despite the Parents Television Council clamoring for sponsors to yank their support over the show's new judge ... shock jock Howard Stern."

The company rep continues "Pizza Hut strives to maintain t...

Howard Stern's Best Quotes From 'America's Got Talent' Premiere

May 15th, 2012 4:07pm EDT
Howard Stern
Howard Stern more or less behaved himself last night on America's Got Talent, but that doesn't mean he was boring. Here are some of his best quotes from the show.

Stern first asked the audience if they thought he would last on the family-friendly show. "These executives at NBC must be out of their mind taking a risk on me... I say I won't make it through the first show -- what do you think?" He asked as he looked at the crowd, to cheers.

Howard has some glowing remarks for a few acts. He told a group using glowing costumes to simulate prehistoric life, "We are the greatest country in the ...

Jennifer Lopez Gives Reality Show Rival Britney Spears Some Judging Tips

May 15th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Britney Spears
Fox network execs officially revealed yesterday that Demi Lovato and Britney Spears are the two new judges on "The X Factor" alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.

Cowell famously stepped down from "American Idol" to helm "The X Factor," and it had disappointing ratings in its first season. That led him to fire pal Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger from the judging panel. He snagged Demi and Britney, who will probably bring some new life to the show.

Jennifer Lopez, who has been judging "American Idol" for two seasons, has a little advice for Spears.

Lopez told Entertainment Tonight, "J...

Spidey Saves In Four Minute 'Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer

May 15th, 2012 12:19pm EDT
The Amazing Spider-Man
Last night, during America's Got Talent, Spider-Man got to show off his own talents in an extended four minute trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man. In the lengthy sneak peek, Spidey swings along the Brooklyn Bridge and tries to save civilians caught in the wake of destruction left by The Lizard.

Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) has to fight to save a young child left in a falling car, and hits an unexpected roadblock when he finds the kid is scared to death of a man in a costume.

The second half of the trailer is a blended mix of previously-seen footage, wherein many questions are asked abo...

Howard Stern Makes An Excellent Addition To 'America's Got Talent'

May 15th, 2012 8:55am EDT
America's Got Talent
"America's Got Talent" kicked off its seventh season on Monday night with a new addition to the judging panel - Howard Stern. Skeptics weren't sure how he would respond to the (sometimes wacky) contestants, but he did surprisingly well.

The talent competition kicked off with a "magician" who required a ring to do his trick. After Nick Cannon claimed his wedding band (from wife Mariah Carey) wouldn't come off his finger, Howie Mandel reluctantly jumped on stage with the guy and handed his over.

The magician made a few bad jokes and was given the "X" by Stern twice (he pushed Mandel's bu...

Can Howard Stern Stay Family-Friendly On 'America's Got Talent'?

May 14th, 2012 3:03pm EDT
Howard Stern
Can a man who once bared his backside as Fartman maintain a clean-shaven image on primetime television? NBC must be hoping Howard Stern displays a cleaner side on America's Got Talent, unless they are banking on controversy to up their ratings.

Stern is replacing Piers Morgan who, while brutal in his judging, was always professional. Stern says he has been judging for a while now, having had dozens of acts go on his radio show. "This really fit what I built a career on," Stern said at a press junket. "We've had people come on the radio show for years that are talented or really odd. We’ve ...

Howard Stern Criticizes Simon Cowell For Hiring 'Train Wreck' Britney Spears

May 11th, 2012 10:10am EDT
Howard Stern
Howard Stern has slammed Simon Cowell for reportedly hiring Britney Spears for The X Factor as he fears the fragile star will be a "train wreck" on the show.

Cowell is rumored to have signed Spears as a judge on the show in a reported $15 million deal, and although he is yet to confirmed the news, his America's Got Talent star Stern is already angry about the singer's appointment.

Stern is worried Spears, who famously suffered numerous public meltdowns, won't be able to take the pressure of such a high-profile TV role and will have little to contribute.

He tells Access Hollywood, "Bri...