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  1. Ruffypup

    Ruffypup VIP Extreme Gold

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    to make a decision as to whether he would return to AGT. If Howard was being honest,,,does this mean he is coming back for another season ? Either way, it would seem that Howard would have informed his fans..
     
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    I'm gonna go out on a limbo rock here Ruffy, and say Howard is FOR SURE coming back to that shit show. Of course, they may not want him, and that will be that, but as for what Howard wants---it's that show and the chance to make it HIS.
     
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    :lol:


    i think Howard never had to think about it - he wants it and is laying the groundwork ffor NBC not wanting him back by saying "i havne't decided. i want to spend time with my wife"

    I didn't hear what Ruffy is talking about, but i would say Don gave NBC a strict 2 week deadline.

    which they ignored.

    :rofl:
     
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    Rumor is howie mandel is out and shuli is in
     
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    We still don't know if Howard is coming back to the Stern Show in January. I expect a monumental shake-up over Robin. At the end of December it will be six months since she has been in the studio.
     
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    Dittos

    Ruff Limbo has favorited your Post
     
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    I'm guessing AGT doesn't want him back. Howard is pretending it's his decision just to save face and drawing out the big announcement to create drama (just like at the end of all his contracts). Can't wait to see what bullshit excuse he comes up with.
     
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    I thought Howard said when he signed with AGT, it came with an option to do another season as well. So my take is Howard is going to hold NBC to that because he wants to come back.
     
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    Wiggy would probably like to "hold NBC to that," but I'll bet the language in the contract regarding the option allows either party to void the second year, prior to the beginning of show production for the season, with no penalty.

    I'm somewhat skeptical that NBC wants him back at all, and they certainly won't be keen to pay him another $15m to again deliver a smaller audience than the 2011 season.

    I expect NBC will either (a) offer him significantly less that the original option negotiation -- if they somewhat want him back...or (b) they will tell him they simply aren't picking up the option or any renegotiation, but they'll give him the chance to say it was really his choice to walk away, provided he refrains from bashing NBC publicly afterwards.

    No matter what happens there's zero chance Wiggy will be honest with his radio audience about any of it.
     
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    Well Howard said a while back he's talking to a big time Hollywood director, so NBC should keep that in mind when paying him...
     
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    Here's how the conversations have been going:

    Buchwald (one month ago): Howard needs a decision in two weeks! That's firm! He has the number one radio show in the country and he has to schedule his few vacation days ahead of time!

    NBC: Yeah, whatever, we'll let you know.

    Buchwald (one month later): Did you try to call? I don't trust my cellular phone so I just want to make sure I didn't miss your call. But remember when I gave you that two week deadline? We need to have an answer!

    NBC: Yeah, whatever, we'll let you know.

    Buchwald: Look, we can work it out where Howard takes a pay cut. But when you report it to the press you can say he got a "big raise."

    NBC: Yeah, whatever, we're going to pass.

    Buchwald: Can I at least say he decided not to return because he wants to spend time with his wife and focus on his radio show?

    NBC (laughing): LOL. Say whatever the fuck you want, just stay away from our show.
     
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    i think that's exactly how they have been going :giggle:
     
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    oh I hope! :yay:
     
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    I hope NBC says publicly he is of no use to us.
     
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    That's just perfect. Admit it---you have a tape
     

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