Stern to replace Fallon? The so-called “king of all media,” Howard Stern, might replace Jimmy Fallon for the 12:35 a.m. timeslot on NBC, a new report claims.
A recent report claimed radio host Howard Stern is being prepared to replace Jimmy Fallon, who is reportedly going to take over Jay Leno’s timeslot on NBC.
Stern, who hosts his Sirius XM Radio show and serves as a judge on “America’s Got Talent,” could take over Fallon’s spot hosting “Late Night” at 12:35 a.m., reported the New York Post. It said Stern, the so-called “king of all media,” is currently being “groomed” for the spot.
Over the weekend, the Hollywood Reporter said that Leno might be replaced by Fallon starting Summer 2014. The reason for the alleged switch is because Leno is losing ground in the 18-49 age demographic to Jimmy Kimmel on ABC.
Leno also makes significantly more money than Fallon. Last year, he took a 50 percent pay cut and took home $15 million.
The Post cited unnamed sources close to Stern, 59, that NBC is looking to prepare Stern. But Stern’s agent, Don Buchwald, told the paper that he will not comment on his clients.
“We were in a hotel and all these little kids recognize him now as the judge from ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Usually it’s their dads. But now it is screaming little kids. People are now seeing him for who he really is,” his wife, Beth Ostrosky, told the paper.
Ostrosky also told the Post that Stern would make a good late-night host. “I always say that to him! He is one of the best interviewers out there,” she said.
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