Radio shock jock Howard Stern has reportedly put a hefty price tag on himself as negotiations advance with "America’s Got Talent" — and part of the deal, if Stern gets his way, will include moving the show to New York City, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
Stern wants $20 million to take over the judge’s seat vacated by Piers Morgan, and a crucial negotiating point is whether NBC will uproot the show from Los Angeles for the move to the East Coast, the story reports.
Because of Stern’s radio show, he can’t travel and instead wants the show to travel to him, the story notes. Negotiations at this point are at an "advanced" stage, with Simon Cowell determined to secure Stern for the program, the article adds.
Moving the show from Los Angeles would affect 100 people, with some potentially losing their jobs if they don’t relocate with the program, the piece points out. Fellow judges Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel both have family ties in Los Angeles, the story adds.
Representatives for Cowell and NBC declined to comment, while Stern’s representatives didn’t respond, the piece notes.