It's the end of a minor era, as Larry King-supplanting CNN garden gnome and noted liar Piers Morgan has announced that he will be stepping down from his America's Got Talent-hosting duties, effective immediately.

"I've been there since the show began 6 years ago and have loved every second of it but discovered that juggling is a bit more difficult than I thought."

As for a replacement, the NY Post is floating Howard Stern as a serious contender. They're reportedly offering him $15 million a year, and a possibility of relocating the show to New York.

Can't be worse than this guy: