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Howard Stern is on his way back to America's Got Talent.

With Sharon Osbourne departing the NBC competition, Paul Telegdy - President of Alternative and Late Night Programming for NBC Entertainment - confirmed in a press release today that the shock jock will return as a panelist for Season 8.

Howard Stern as America's Got Talent Judge

“Howard Stern’s towering presence and opinions on last season’s show as a new judge made a dramatic impact and added a sharper edge to the fascinating developments on stage.

"We know that Howard believes in America’s Got Talent - which remains America’s top-rated summer series - and that dedication comes across in a genuine way to our viewers who share his passion about our amazing talent competition.”

Auditions for the 2013 run of AGT kick off next week in Birmingham. Are you excited for Stern's return?

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Sharon Osbourne is out. Who will soon be in?

With Osbourne having already announced her upcoming departure from America's Got Talent, producers are on the hunt for her replacement.

And, according to TMZ insiders, they are seeking yet another opinionated woman for the panel. The three names reportedly under consideration? Shannen Doherty, Carly Simon and Leann Rimes.

  • Shannen Doherty Red Carpet Pic
  • Leann Rimes Red Carpet Laugh
  • Carly Simon Photo

Can you imagine either of these stars joining Howie Mandell and Howard Stern (neither of whom are under contract for 2013)?

Sound off now: Who would make the best America's Got Talent judge?

 

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Who conquered all on Season 7 of America's Got Talent? Justin Bieber.

No... wait. That isn't right.

There was an actual America's Got Talent winner named last night, but the aforementioned singing sensation did steal the show in many ways.

Taking to the stage alongside Big Sean, Bieber sang a version of "As Long As You Love Me," dancing around and making the young ladies shriek and stand like usual. It was a fun performance and we've it posted below. Hit Play and enjoy!

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Nick Cannon was right. That sure was an "insane" finale of America's Got Talent.

The summer competition crowned its Season 7 winner last night, but not before a two-hour finale crammed in clips of some awful talent; a visit from Joan Rivers; a goodbye to Sharon Osbourne; and performances by Justin Bieber and Green Day.

And after all that pageantry, the six contestants were whittled down to Tom Cotter and Olate Dogs, with the winner announced as...

America's Got Talent Winner

... OLATE DOGS!

Confetti poured down, all the acts came on stage, hugs were exchanged and another season went in the books.

Did you agree with America's choice?

 

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Months, awful performances and countless judges' critiques have passed. We're down to the final six.

Did your favorite receive a passing great on what may have been the best America's Got Talent finale to date? Read on. Find out. Chime in.

Nick Cannon and William Close

David Garibaldi & his CMYK's - David has the cutest son and wife and it's the biggest motivator. His routine had an almost mad scientist approach as he started painting. The main picture was more of a mystery as he added blues and beiges. The CMYKs had an easier task as they just created the letters C, M, Y and K. He spun the picture around and poof: Albert Einstein.
Grade: B+

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The Untouchables will perform tonight on the finals of America's Got Talent.

But it was this dance troupe's naughty performances inside a New York City hotel over the weekend that almost resulted in its departure from the premises.

According to TMZ, the kids - ages 8 to 13 - stirred up some serious trouble at the undisclosed location, being loud and even tossing objects out the window. Producers were forced to step in and urge management to give the children another chance before tossing them to the curb.

Confirms an establishment insider:"We gave them a verbal warning to let them know if the problem persisted they would be kicked out of the hotel."

For now, the group remains at the hotel. But who knew The Untouchables had to much in common with Charlie Sheen?

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And then there were six on America's Got Talent.

In case you missed last night's unusual Thursday results show for President Obama's DNC speech or the MTV Video Music Awards, read on for the rundown of who remains and who was sent packing...

Nick Cannon and Olate Dogs

Eliminations One - Shanice & Maurice, All That!, Lightwire Theater
In this group, Shanice & Maurice were the non-entity. They were okay, but easily forgettable. All That! did advance its visual appeal with fire and water, but I still find flaws. They are kind of like ugly Chippendales, where only a few people are willing to show a little bit of chest to win over the women's and gay men's vote.

They were also first and quickly forgotten by the fourth act performed. Lightwire Theater only had two effects I really liked: the egg break and the Matrix-style spins. It was definitely enough to overtake the other two acts.

Moving On: Lightwire Theater

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Last week's America's Got Talent semifinals were difficult to call, with people such as Joe Castillo becoming the dark horse art act that inched his way past a ventriloquist.

Last night, however, the contestants were clearly split. Five have a great shot at making it into the finals; the other seven should just be happy to be performing in front of such a large audience...

Olate Dogs on America's Got Talent

All That! - The solo opening, with just their shoes tapping was a great idea. Setting their shoes on fire was also a great touch, though I wished all of the members used fire instead of half. The water element reminded me of Blue Man Group, which helped show that All That! has been trying. It was a strong opening routine that was still memorable for the fire/water by the end of the show.
Grade: B+

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America's Got Talent narrowed its semifinalists down to three last night, with the top pair of vote-getting receiving an automatic pass and the judges then deciding the remaining act.

Did you agree with the results? Follow our rundown below and then sound off on who remains and who was forced home...

America's Got Talent Talent

Eliminations One: Joe Castillo, Turf, The Scott Brothers
When I saw that Turf was against The Scott Brothers I knew both of their fan bases canceled each other out. There were too many dance acts doing variations of hip-hop that any dance fan would split the vote. It automatically set up that Joe Castillo, who is pretty much this year's Silhouettes, would advance from this group. I just hope he could add a bit more speed in the finals.

Top Four: Joe Castillo

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We're down to six on America's Got Talent, as the NBC hit reformatted its concluding rounds this year.

Which act stood out? Which do we think could be remaining on the finale? Read on for a rundown of the latest moves, shakes, notes, impressions and grades...

The Scott Brothers

Andrew De Leon - Andrew seemed destined to make it to the semifinals even with his inexperience because of that underdog sob story. There seems to be a disconnect between his falsetto with his lower notes and he continues to lack any charisma whatsoever. He still was a strong opening to the show and hit his high note correctly.
Grade: B

Todd Oliver – After a second chance, I continue to question Todd’s material. The stage was “The Todd Oliver Show,” and while the Prince Harry joke was topical, I felt as though some of the jokes sounded familiar. The dog-based quips can only go so far for me and I’ve hit my threshold.
Grade: B-

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