NBA stars Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon of the New Orleans Hornets stopped by the “America’s Got Talent” auditions at the Lakefront Arena to visit with Heidi, Howie, Howard, Nick, and Mel B.
Pictured (L-R) – Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Howard Stern, Nick Cannon, Mel B
NBC announced that supermodel/designer/executive producer/TV host Heidi Klum (“Project Runway”) has been added as a new judge on “America’s Got Talent” – marking the first time that the top-rated summer series has added a fourth judge. Klum will join fellow incoming judge Mel B as well as returning judges Howie Mandel and Howard Stern beginning this summer.
The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC.
“Heidi has an amazing career across multiple media platforms, and has built a brand that is a force in the entertainment business,” said Telegdy. “She has achieved superstardom while balancing being a businesswoman and hard-working mom, bringing a huge amount of experience, discernment and taste to the panel. As we look to develop an act that will get the world’s attention, we and the contestants will benefit from Heidi’s international sensibility and understanding of what works in today’s global entertainment industry.”
“America’s Got Talent,” NBC’s top rated summer series from producers Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television and FremantleMedia North America, returns this summer with the hottest performers from across the country ready to compete in the blockbuster reality show’s eighth season. The live shows again will originate from the New York Tri-State area. This year, Klum joins the recently announced, high-octane entertainer and former Spice Girl Mel B as the newest judges who take their seats on the experienced and talented judge panel along with the outspoken, unedited radio personality, television host and author Howard Stern and comedian, TV host and producer Howie Mandel. Actor, producer and comedian Nick Cannon returns as host.
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. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of hopeful stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America’s hearts — and the $1 million prize.
“America’s Got Talent” is produced by Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television and FremantleMedia North America. Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Sam Donnelly, Trish Kinane and Rob Wade are the executive producers.