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Source: Howard Stern in talks with "America's Got Talent"

Howard Stern attends the Cinema Society & Coach screeing of "Source Code"on March 31, 2011, in New York. Getty

(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - "America's Got Talent" contestants may soon be facing a new judge: shock jock Howard Stern.

Stern was in negotiations to replace Morgan on NBC's talent show, a person close to the situation said Friday. The person lacked authority to discuss the talks while they were in progress and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Stern, whose show airs on subscription service Sirius XM Radio, is a regular viewer of "America's Got Talent," the person said.

A call seeking comment from Stern's agent in New York was not immediately returned.

Stern's talks with "America's Got Talent" were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, which cited unidentified people familiar with the situation and said Stern would get about $15 million a year to join judges Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne.

Morgan announced Wednesday that he is leaving "America's Got Talent" because he can't juggle his busy schedule any longer (he's also the host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight").

Tell us: Would Stern make a good "America's Got Talent" judge?

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