Howard argues with Howie. Heidi rolls her eyes. And Mel B? She just sits back in her chair with her arms folded, looking...Scary. Judging from our roundtable discussion in Los Angeles with the four panelists of America's Got Talent — returnees Howard Stern and Howie Mandel and newbies Heidi Klum and former Spice Girl Mel B — nobody's going to be singing "Kumbaya" this season. "Having the two ladies in the middle and the two Hs at the ends, it's working out great," says AGT host Nick Cannon later, at a separate photo shoot. "They've got great chemistry. They get along really well. And when they don't get along, it's even better, because it's so entertaining."
As NBC plans next year's Tonight Show handoff from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon, the network is taking a hard look at all of its late night options. That includes a potentially extreme makeover of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon once Fallon departs. The network has also given serious consideration to expanding The Tonight Show back to 90 minutes under Fallon, insiders confirm. Such an expansion might have led to a much smaller, 30 minute Late Night. But sources say the 90-minute Tonight Show idea has now been tabled.
This season of America's Got Talent boasts two new judges and a new venue, but it was still all about returning judge and "King of All Media" Howard Stern at NBC's Summer Press Day on Monday.
"Didn't you guys get the memo? I'm the star of the show," Stern joked with reporters.
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Kristen Stewart was a big winner Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Saturday, as she took home awards for Favorite Movie Actress for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 and Favorite Female Buttkicker for Snow White and the Huntsman.
Though Stewart admitted she was afraid to accept the awards out of fear of being slimed, she escaped mostly unscathed. The same couldn't be said for other celebrities, including Sandra Bullock, Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon, Josh Hutcherson and Amanda Seyfried were covered in green goo before the night was over.
NBC's Up All Night should have been a hit. The show came with a strong comedy pedigree: It starred Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph and was produced by Saturday Night Live don Lorne Michaels. At the center was what seemed to be a relatable premise for the young adults watching the network's upscale comedies: a hip, young couple adjusts to life with a baby.
But two years after creator Emily Spivey shot the pilot (then called Alpha Mom), Up All Night is all but gone, suffering the death of a thousand tinkers. A heavily touted plan to morph the show into a multi-camera sitcom is now mostly abandoned, and some of the outlandish ideas bandied about for the revamp (including one idea involving rock star...