Report: Howard Stern’s Popularity Is Ruffling Feathers Backstage at ‘America’s Got Talent’ — With One Judge in Particular Said to Be Jealous

Mar 22, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A source is reporting tension behind the scenes on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” which is currently traveling across the U.S. searching for talent.

Howie Mandel is reportedly angry at how much attention new judge Howard Stern is gaining from the show’s fans, according to the New York Post’s Page Six.

Stern has been treated "like the Beatles" by his fans, the source says, and Mandel is said to be jealous. Mandel was reportedly overheard in San Francisco complaining about Stern grabbing the spotlight, the piece adds.

A representative for NBC said the report has "no truth," and added, "The judges are all good friends and are very supportive of each other," according to the piece.

Mandel said via his representative, "I love Howard, and his fans are phenomenal. The only real negative about working with him is that my wife now yells ‘baba booey’ in bed during sex.”

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