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TV: Howard Stern to return to ‘America’s Got Talent’

(UPI)—Radio star Howard Stern announced Tuesday he plans to return as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” for a third season next year.

“It started out as a goof. Now it’s becoming a job,” Stern said on his SiriusXM radio show.

“I am very excited to be going back to ‘America’s Got Talent.’ I will go back [for] one more season,” he said. “I really, really did struggle with this decision because … I’ve been working a long time. I really wanted to decide if this was going to take away too much … free time. Did I really still enjoy doing it? Did I have something to say? Is it something I should be involved with still? I decided I needed a personal life, but that big black hole in me that demands attention … it won.”

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One Direction, Taylor Swift, and Many Others Honored at Billboard Touring Awards!

Billboard held its 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards in association withShell Rotella and hosted by executive producer of The Howard Stern Show, Gary Dell’Abate a.k.a. “Baba Booey”, at the Roosevelt Hotel tonight in New York City. The Awards honored the concert industry’s top artists, venues and professionals for the year, primarily based on the Billboard Boxscore chart and actual box office performance between Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013.

Bon Jovi took home not only the Top Tour Award, which acknowledges the top grossing tour, but also the Top Draw Award, which recognizes the top ticket selling tour. British boy band One Direction received the Breakthrough Award, and the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award went to The Rolling Stones and Citi for the 50 & Counting Tour. Bon Jovi also received the Eventful Fans’ Choice Award, which is determined by fan “demands” at Eventful.com.

The Top Package Award honoring the top-grossing tour with three or more artists on the bill went to the Taylor SwiftRed Tour featuring Ed Sheeran, Joel Crouse, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, and Casey James. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California took home the Top Festival Award again, and Jeff Dunham received the Top Comedy Award for the third year in a row. Billboard’s 2013 Woman of the Year, P!nk took home the Top Boxscore award, while the O2 Arena in London won the Top Arena award.

Among the industry-related awards most of last year’s winners held their reigning titles including, Live Nation as the Top Promoter, C3 Presents as the Top U.S. Independent Promoter and T4F as the Top International Independent Promoter, but this year Creative Artists Agency snagged the award of Top Agency, and Bon Jovi Management won Top Manager.

Additionally, country music icon George Strait was named the 2013 Billboard Legend of Live and President of MAC Presents Marcie Allen received the Humanitarian Award. Vans Warped Tour took home the Hauler of the Decade Award presented by Shell Rotella.

The Billboard Touring Awards reception culminated the two-day sold out Billboard Touring Conference in association with Shell Rotella, held at the Roosevelt Hotel November 13 and 14. The conference united today’s top touring professionals with an incredible roster of speakers including a panel on the Grateful Dead with Electronic DJ/Recording Artist Skrillex and a keynote Q&A with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.

Following is a complete list of this year’s Billboard Touring Award winners:

TOP TOUR
Bon Jovi, Because We Can

TOP DRAW
Bon Jovi

TOP PACKAGE
Taylor Swift Red Tour with Ed Sheeran, and Joel Crouse, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Casey James

BREAKTHROUGH
One Direction

TOP COMEDY TOUR
Jeff Dunham

TOP BOXSCORE
P!nk – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, July 7-Aug. 26

TOP FESTIVAL
Coachella

TOP ARENA
O2 Arena, London

TOP VENUE – UNDER 10,000 SEATS
Radio City Music Hall

TOP VENUE – UNDER 5,000 SEATS
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Vegas

TOP CLUB
House of Blues, Orlando

TOP AMPHITHEATER
The Gorge, George, Washington

TOP PROMOTER
Live Nation

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (U.S.)
C3 Presents

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (INTERNATIONAL)
T4F

TOP AGENCY
Creative Artists Agency

TOP MANAGER
Bon Jovi Management

CONCERT MARKETING & PROMOTION AWARD
The Rolling Stones 50 & Counting Tour/Citi

LEGEND OF LIVE

George Strait

HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Marcie Allen

SHELL ROTELLA HAUL OF FAME
Bon Jovi
Brad Paisley
Dave Matthews Band
Kenny Chesney
Rascal Flatts
The Rolling Stones
Tim McGraw
Toby Keith
U2
Vans Warped Tour (HAULER OF THE DECADE)

EVENTFUL FANS’ CHOICE AWARD
Bon Jovi

Lady Gaga Attacks Perez Hilton in Fiery Radio Rant

Pop singer Lady Gaga blasted blogger and former pal Perez Hilton during a fiery radio appearance on Tuesday morning, revealing the gossip king left her in tears during a terrible interview.

The star told shock jock Howard Stern she felt so betrayed by Hilton she decided to end their friendship on the spot in 2011.

She said, “We were doing an interview… and in the middle of the interview he started asking me really terrible questions. He was being very negative about (album) Born This Way and we had had a lot to drink. He was supposed to be my friend and I felt betrayed, so I started crying. My friend had to come in and pull the camera out, they wouldn’t turn the cameras off.

“He apologized, but I sort of felt like it was like, ‘But I’m Perez Hilton so I’m allowed to treat you this way’. I looked at him and said, ‘Just because you are who you are, does not mean that our friendship doesn’t mean anything when the cameras turn on. So, now I see who you really are.’ And I was done after that.”

Gaga told Stern that Perez has since become a foe, adding, “He’s just mad that I don’t want to hang out anymore. I don’t want to be around fake people. I really believed, when I first met him, that he wanted to change. I really believed that he wanted to bully people less on his site and that he wanted to move into a more positive space. I was really there for him and I really supported him.”

Everything came to a head when the singer learned that Hilton was reportedly keen to move into her New York City apartment block.

She added, “He lied and told everybody that he wasn’t stalking me, but that next day – after I asked him to leave me alone – he put an offer in on two apartments in the building! Why do you need to live in my apartment (building)?

“If you hate me, hate me from over there. Continue to fire away on your blog and your Twitter.”

It seems her radio remarks have re-ignited her feud with Hilton, who took to Twitter.com shortly after the Stern interview aired and wrote, “@LadyGaga So you called ME fake on the @HowardStern this morning. Ha! Thanks for the laugh! Have you looked in the mirror lately???.”

He added, “@LadyGaga And I was the one who pulled away from u after I realized what a real-life vampire you are! It’s been your M.O. your whole career!”

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Lady Gaga Interviewed on Howard Stern

Lady Gaga appeared on the Howard Stern show on Tuesday for a two hour interview to talk about many things, including her newly released album ARTPOP.

The singer even mentioned her boyfriend Taylor Kinney, Madonna, Perez Hilton and more! She later performed “Dope” and “Gypsy” from ARTPOP.

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"America’s Got Talent" Kicks Off Open Auditions for Season 9 on October 26

 Do you have what it takes to win $1 million and be named the most talented act in America?

NBC’s No. 1 summer reality series “America’s Got Talent” will begin its nationwide search for season-nine acts with open auditions beginning in Miami, on Oct. 26 and 27. “AGT” will crown the season eight winner live on Sept. 18 (9-11 p.m. ET).

The auditions then continue in Atlanta (Nov. 2-3), Denver (Dec. 7-8), Indianapolis (Jan. 25-26) and Los Angeles (Feb. 8-9). Additional audition cities will be announced shortly. For updates, registration forms, audition tips, venue information and to submit an online audition, visit http://www.AGTAuditions.com.

“America’s Got Talent” is the only talent competition show open to any age and any talent. The auditions are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for performers across the country to showcase their talent in 90 seconds to the series’ producers, in the hopes of being able to take the stage in front of the “AGT” judges. Every type of performer is welcome: Last season’s competitors included musicians, dancers, magicians, contortionists, comedians, singers, jugglers, animal acts and everything in between.

The season 9 audition cities include:
Oct. 26-27: Miami – Miami Hyatt Regency
Nov. 2-3: Atlanta – AmericasMart Atlanta
Dec. 7-8: Denver – Colorado Convention Center
Jan. 25-26: Indianapolis – Indiana Convention Center
Feb. 8-9: Los Angeles – Los Angeles Biltmore

Currently in its eighth season, “America’s Got Talent” stars celebrity judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howard Stern. With the talent search open to acts of all ages, “America’s Got Talent” has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from across the country.

“America’s Got Talent” is produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Cowell, Jason Raff, Sam Donnelly, Trish Kinane and Rob Wade are the executive producers.

On The Radio: Pat Cooper Slams Howard Stern on Winterble

The feud between 83-year old comic PAT COOPER and HOWARD STERN shows no
signs of diminishing.

On today’s BRETT WINTERBLE Sirius/XM talk show (who is tub-thumping his
book How Dare You Say How Dare Me!), the comedian continued to savage Stern;
talking about everything from America’s Got Talent to the recent passing of his dog. Cooper
said he can’t believe Stern is on AGT: “He doesn’t know talent … because
he doesn’t have any talent!”

He also had choice words for Hillary and Bill Clinton, President Obama and
Mitt Romney. He said Mitt’s biggest problem is that “He’s surrounded by
his money.”

Rockers Coldplay Is #1

Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto (Capitol Records) enters The Billboard 200 at No. 1, becoming the band’s third consecutive studio album to debut atop both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart as No. 1 rankings continue to come in from around the globe.
Mylo Xyloto has also set the record for the highest first week album sales ever on the iTunes Store worldwide – a milestone Coldplay first achieved in 2008 with the release of Viva La VidaIn the U.S., sales across all formats totaled 447,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Chris Martin will guest on “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday, November 9. His interview and performance will air live on Howard 100 on Sirius XM Radio and on Howard TV on “On Demand.”
Coldplay will be the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on November 12. Emma Stone will be the host. On Wednesday, December 7, the band will appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” You can check out Coldplay performing its new single, “Paradise,” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at:http://ellen.warnerbros.com/videos/index.php?mediaKey=0_gwj6a3bp