Howard Stern: 'America's Got Talent' has a new judge

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon weed-the-garden look at the pop-culture world finds one of the industry’s more adept talk-show hosts, all things Golden, other things, and the mystery music video.

THE HOWARD FACTOR: On a side note, here’s wishing he still did free radio, per the AP, “Howard Stern will be joining the judges' panel on "America's Got Talent," and the NBC summer talent show will uproot itself from Los Angeles to accommodate the New York-based shock jock, the network said Thursday.”

EPIC GLOBE BATTLE: The latest Golden Globe nominations are things of intrigue, per the Los Angeles Times, “It's Martin Scorsese vs. Steven Spielberg, and George Clooney going against himself -- that's one way to look at the nominations for best dramatic film at the 69th annual Golden Globes, where the rich visual epics "Hugo" and "War Horse" will vie for the prestigious trophy along with two films starring Clooney: "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants."

MEANWHILE: Let’s play Musical Globes, per the LAT, “It's the symphonic war horses versus the rock 'n' rollers, both with and without tattoos (dragon or otherwise), in the competition for the Golden Globes' music categories. In the contest for best original motion picture score, five-time Oscar winner John Williams ("War Horse") will square off against another multiple Oscar winner, Howard Shore ("Hugo"). They'll be joined in the category by the tag team of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and past Oscar winner Atticus Ross ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"); Ludovic Bource ("The Artist"); and Polish-born Abel Korzeniowski, who composed the score for "W.E.," the Madonna-directed historical film about the man who wouldn't be king of England, Edward VIII, and the woman he chose over the throne, Wallis Simpson.”

MEANWHILE II: Golden snubs, again per the LAT, “Steve Carell was missing from the list of lead actors in a comedy category. It was Carell's last shot to be recognized for his role as Michael Scott, the goofball boss on NBC's "The Office"; he left the series last season. And getting nudged out of the drama category was Showtime's "Dexter" and critically acclaimed series "Breaking Bad." Instead, Ryan Murphy's serial horror-drama "American Horror Story" nabbed a slot in the drama category.”

SUPER MADONNA: Here’s the breathtaking headline from the Huffington Post: “Madonna Super Bowl Halftime Performance: Set List Revealed.” Please. Daybreak has been on site for more than a dozen Roman-numeral galas, and at halftime the stars always trot out their biggest hits. Period.

THIS IS RICH: After reporting that Barbara Walters told President Obama she’s retiring next year, TMZ solicited and actually received a response from ABC. Not retiring. Too funny.

WRITERS GUILD SPAT: The East Coast branch digs the ‘Occupy’ movement except when it doesn’t, per Deadline Hollywood, “The WGA East like other unions and guilds has been a supporter of the Occupy protests that have cropped up around the nation, especially in New York City. But Occupy Wall Street’s recent siege of a Manhattan set for NBC and Wolf Films’ Law & Order: SVU — a show written and produced by WGA East members and featuring a crew from other industry unions — has got the guild peeved.”

COOL TIME: Mr. Gosling is the coolest of the cool, per PerezHilton, “After considering many candidates including the members of SEAL TEAM 6, Melissa McCarthy, Julian Assange, and Zach Galifianakis, Time Magazine decided that Ryan Gosling was the coolest person of 2011!”

RACHEL PREGNANT?: Er, Jennifer. Anyway, per E!, “Star magazine is behind the new report, proclaiming on its cover that Aniston is not only pregnant, but expecting twins with beau Justin Theroux.”

KIM KARDASHIAN FIX: Some of you need it, per Us Weekly, “It's no surprise that Elizabeth Taylor Christie's auction brought in record-setting bids, since stars like Kim Kardashian – who paid $64,900 for a set of Lorraine Schwartz bangles -- were among the fans snapping up the actress' legendary jewels. "Elizabeth Taylor was an idol of mine and I'm honored to now own something from her collection," Kardashian, 31, tells Us Weekly."

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood