Tuesday, February 10, 2009


According to Access Hollywood, it appears that Nick Cannon has finally stepped out of the shadow of being Mr. Mariah Carey and gotten a new gig. He's just been tapped as the new host of the NBC show "America's Got Talent." Cannon takes over “America’s Got Talent” from Jerry Springer, who announced his departure last week.

Talent” is open to all ages and to performers of all kinds (including comedians, contortionists, jugglers and magicians, as well as singers and dancers), all competing for its $1 million prize. Last season, the winner was Missouri native Neal E. Boyd, an operatic tenor and insurance salesman.

Auditions in several cities are scheduled in the coming weeks for the new season.