There's no question that the show's weak ratings played a big part in Fox's decision. Would you like to view this in our French edition?
Got a News Tip? View gallery. Soon A-list celebrities were clamoring to get on the show, even though Stern would inevitably put them through the wringer.
In the '90s he branched out into other media, hosting several TV shows; writing an autobiography, Private Parts; starring in the book's film adaptation; writing a second best-selling book, Miss America, and producing various specials and series.
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He often uses sarcasm after non-talented acts, but will also let acts go on for fun. Our list is based on research we do for the Celebrity 100 list, which looks at estimated earnings between June 2013 and June 2014.
Talkers like Sarah Palin have followed his lead with mixed results. Before the show debuted, Cowell boasted it would attract 20 million viewers per episode.
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It's kind of surprising, because Stern's reputation might be a tough, provocative shock jock, but he wound up being a total softie on the panel.
You always know exactly what he's been thinking, be it good or bad, because he just can't help himself from expressing it on his face. No, Thanks. Howard Stern is a radio and television host. Even though most of the panel prefer a softer judgement, more encouraging than constructive, Cowell is the one who's tough enough to tell a bad singer that they could use a singing lesson, an unfunny comedian that they should work on their material, or a lackluster dancer that they need better moves.