Cannon fodder: He'll host 'Talent'


Actor-singer Nick Cannon has signed a deal with NBC that includes hosting its summer reality show "America's Got Talent."

On the series' upcoming fourth season, Cannon will succeed Jerry Springer, who left last week.

Cannon is the third host for "Talent," which launched in 2006 with Regis Philbin as emcee.

The gig is part of the deal Cannon negotiated with NBC, which also involves unspecified future projects.

"This is just the first of multiple projects we are looking to do with Nick at NBC," NBC co-chair Ben Silverman said. "He's a true triple-threat: a multi-talented producer, actor and musician." (partialdiff)