August 28th, 2012 by faye
Radio personality and “America’s Got Talent” judge Howard Stern had been subjected to a strict talking-to from NBC after he slammed fellow NBC star Jay Leno by calling him a “spineless maggot” on his Sirius XM Radio Show last week. But it seems like the self-proclaimed “King of All Media” was characteristically unfazed by the reprimand of the network.
According to reports, 58-year-old Howard Stern made the comment in response to Jay Leno going public with the recent pay cuts in “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Howard Stern, who now appears on the same TV network as the “Tonight Show” host, told his radio listeners that after slamming Leno on August 20, “I got a threatening kind of comment from one of the NBC executives.”
Howard Stern went on, saying “I was laughing my a– off. I said, ‘Do not tell me to not talk about Jay Leno. I will f—ing talk about Jay Leno for four hours if you tell me not to.’ I was done with Jay. Now I’m all fired up again. F— Jay!”
The radio host then added, “Take my job away from me. Who cares?”
Still, Howard Stern was sure to point out how much he enjoys working for the network of NBC. “I love my job on AGT, I love working for the people at NBC. They’ve been nothing but wonderful,” Stern noted.
He added, “I don’t answer to anybody. Everybody knows that. That’s part of the game. And that’s why I’m a great f—ing judge. I will tell people if they suck.”
Stern then went on bashing Jay Leno all over again, criticizing him for bragging about his show’s pay cuts, saying, “Jay Leno is the biggest wuss on the planet… He’s a back-stabbing c*mbag.”
Howard Stern has feuded with Leno before, who has also been criticizing NBC’s decisions recently. Last Monday, Leno made bitter jokes about the show’s recent staff layoffs as well as his own pay cut.
“Welcome to The Tonight Show, or as Comcast calls us, The Expendables,” Leno said.
July 18th, 2012 by faye
“America’s Got Talent” judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel got into another major disagreement during the Tuesday episode of the reality TV competition.
According to reports, just a week after the two men strongly argued over the merits given to Big Barry — who was subsequently eliminated from the competition — Howard Stern and Howie Mandel went head-to-head again over the music group Wordspit and the Illest.
After the hip-hop group performed their original song, “Lights, Camera Flashing,” 56-year-old Mandel said that the group, his one-time favorite, had left him “angry.”
“I think you just made the most disastrous choice you could have made, and that’s doing an original song,” Mandel said, saying that the other contestants who perform well-known songs fair better generally in a “popularity contest” such as “America’s Got Talent.”
After co-judge Sharon Osbourne agreed with the comment of Howie Mandel, Howard Stern said, “I guess I’m living on another planet from these two.”
Stern went on, saying, “I loved it. I got to hear what you guys have for real. You’re one of the tightest bands I ever heard on a TV show. The musicianship is off the charts. Thank god for originality.”
“These two, I think, were holed up somewhere eating Magic Mushrooms or something,” Howard Stern said of Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel.
As previous reports have stated, Stern objected strongly when Mandel called Big Barry one of the most “memorable” performers in the competition, saying that it was time to “stop the Howie filibuster.”
“This is the apology needed to Flo Jo’s daughter [Mary Joyner], to Andrew De Leon… whose chances you ruined,” 58-year-old Howard Stern said, referring to two of the fan-favorite “America’s Got Talent” contenders who were shockingly eliminated from the competition last month.
When “America’s Got Talent” went into a commercial break, the verbal argument between Howard Stern and Howie Mandel reportedly went on and escalated to a point where both of them stood up and got into each other’s face, appearing to be playing up the altercation just for the cameras.
Even after the commercial break, the two men were still going at each other, with Stern reiterating that novelty acts like Big Barry do not deserve to take the spot of competitors who are more worthy.
“When I took the job, I took it seriously,” Stern told Mandel. “If you’re serious, you don’t do that.”
July 12th, 2012 by faye
During the Tuesday show of “America’s Got Talent,” the set got quite tense when Howard Stern and Howie Mandel got into a heated argument over a contestant, “70-year-old teenager” — the diminutive singer who has received a steady stream of cheers from Mandel, and catcalls from Stern.
According to reports, only four of the twelve acts who performed on the quarter finals last Tuesday are going to the next round. With this, Howard Stern strongly objected when Howie Mandel called Barry one of the most “memorable” performers in the competition, adding that it was time to “stop the Howie filibuster.”
“This is the apology needed to Flo Jo’s daughter [Mary Joyner], to Andrew De Leon… whose chances you ruined,” 58-year-old Stern said, talking about two of the fan-favorite contestants who were appallingly eliminated last month.
When “America’s Got Talent” went into a commercial break, the verbal altercation between Howard Stern and Howie Mandel reportedly went on and escalated to a point where both of them stood up and got into each other’s face, appearing to be playing up the argument for the cameras.
And even after the break, they were still going at each other, with Howard Stern reiterating that novelty acts such as Big Barry do not deserve to take the spot of competitors who are more worthy.
“When I took the job, I took it seriously,” Stern told Mandel. “If you’re serious, you don’t do that.”
June 14th, 2012 by edsel
In an interview with Howard Stern this Tuesday, Maria Menounos revealed that her doctors molested her on more than one occasion.
E! News reported that the Extra co-host and recent ‘Dancing With the Stars’ contestant appeared on Stern’s Sirius XM show. Menounos alleged that male doctors touched her inappropriately during her medical examinations.
According to the 34-year-old Maria Menounos, the first incident took place when she was “really young.” She claimed to have visited a male doctor for a throat issue. The doctor asked her to change into a hospital gown- after which he touched her genitals.
“I was so uncomfortable,” Maria Menounous shared to Howard Stern. “I literally started screaming… I didn’t know what to do,” she said.
Menounos went on to say that other male doctors would compliment -and then touch- her navel ring during supposed medical examinations.
E! News reported that Howard Stern asked Maria Menounos if she ever reported any of these alleged molestation incidents to the police or took steps to file a lawsuit. Menounos said that she didn’t. However, she said that her boyfriend of 14 years, Kevin Undergaro, now accompanies her in the exam room to head off any more incidents.
(In fact, said boyfriend Kevin Undergaro was also with her during the interview with Howard Stern. Even the shock jock, it seemed, was under scrutiny.)
According to Howard Stern, his own wife -model Beth Ostrosky- was also molested by a male doctor. He noted that his wife, like Maria Menounos, also did not choose to press charges or call the cops.
June 14th, 2012 by edsel
Howard Stern disparaged Madonna’s recent striptease in Istanbul, Turkey by calling Madge’s breasts “old” and “nothing sexual.”
Perez Hilton earlier reported that the 53-year-old Madonna recently put on a striptease for thousands of Turkish fans during the Istanbul leg of her MDNA World Tour. Madonna finally took off her top and flashed her breasts at her audience before turning around to show the words “No Fear” written on her back.
Now, ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge Howard Stern was no stranger to breasts and stunts involving them. One need only ask a long list of guests on his show, a list that included Jessica Hahn, Carmen Electra, Catherine Bell, and -of all people- former astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
However, Perez Hilton reported that the shock jock publicly expressed his extreme displeasure over the surprise peepshow. “There is nothing sexual,” Stern established, “About that t**ty and that shoulder. That’s an old t**ty,” he added about the breasts Madonna showed off in Istanbul.
“I guess she thinks it’s sexy,” the clearly unimpressed Howard Stern said of the reason Madonna pulled off her breast-flashing stunt. “Looks like a beanbag with a nipple,” he further mocked, “That breast.”
June 1st, 2012 by edsel
Howard Stern wasn’t to blame for the franchise-low ratings of ‘America’s Got Talent’ during his debut on May 14. It was the early season premiere, set to supposedly avoid conflict with the London Olympics.
According to E! News, Stern’s first appearance as a judge on the reality contest show saw ratings plummet to the lowest ever seen for the franchise.
Naysayers immediately blamed everything on the controversial shock jock, including making a cute kid cry on TV. (Howard Stern made up for that by sweetly apologizing to the kid.)
However, ‘America’s Got Talent‘ finally turned things around this Tuesday. The St. Louis episode averaged an estimated 11.3 million viewers tuning in to watch Little Ozzy -a diminutive Ozzy Obsourne impersonator- get shot down by Howie Mandel and Howard Stern before the real Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, could bring herself to break his heart.
E! News reported that Tuesday’s ratings were not just the highest so far this season. It also compared well to past ‘Talent’ season premieres, which were also launched on Memorial Day.
The current season of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is the first and only one to launch prior to Memorial Day. Howard Stern and company also had to compete with season finales of CBS’ Monday comedies, ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ and ‘American Idol.’ And it should be noted that the last two shows also suffered from lower ratings than usual.
While ‘Talent’ couldn’t match its past success, E! News noted that it did well against the regular-season competition and stayed in the Top 10 of the Nielsen Media Research stats.
The Tuesday audience of ‘America’s Got Talent’ increased by more than 2 million viewers from last week’s. That’s an increase of more than 1 milion viewers compared to Monday, when the show aired on a holiday.
So Howard Stern can breathe a sigh of relief as ‘Talent’ execs can blame the London Olympics instead of him.
May 24th, 2012 by edsel
Well, what do you know. Grouchy old Howard Stern has a heart- and the shock jock doesn’t like making little kids cry, either.
According to E! Online, Monday night’s episode of ‘America’s Got Talent’ saw the show’s newest judge wave the white flag after he inadvertently made a young contest cry onstage.
The controversial 58-year-old radio host hit his “X” buzzer during the performance of 7-year-old aspiring rapper Mir Money. But when Howard Stern tried to gently explain his reasoning to the boy, the dejected Money broke into tears, which prompted the audience to boo the ’America’s Got Talent’ judge.
To the amusement of his fellow judges Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel and AGT host Nick Cannon (who jokingly called Stern “that mean man”), the flabbergasted Howard Stern personally went onstage to console Mir Money. “I can fix that,” Stern assured everyone before explaining himself to Money.
Howard Stern succeeded in calming Mir Money, whom Nick Cannon carried offstage, but in turn the judge apparently got depressed himself.
“This job is too rough for me,” Stern muttered as he headed back to the judges’ table while a sad tune played. “I don’t really wanna do it anymore,” he said, referring to how he had to break the hearts of little kids on ‘America’s Got Talent.’
“I’m not cut out for this, man,” Howard Stern admitted. “I’m not cut out for it. I’m shaking, man,” he claimed, “I’m shaking.” But despite saying that “I can’t do it, man. I can’t do it,” he still went on with the rest of the show.
May 14th, 2012 by edsel
What does Jennifer Lopez of ‘American Idol’ and Britney Spears of ‘X Factor’ share? They both lack “great opinions,” believed Howard Stern of ‘America’s Got Talent.’ According to E! News, Stern appeared at a press conference to discuss what to expect this season starting Monday. He also took potshots at Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears, who are judges on rival shows.
“Well, I think it’s a wonderful decision,” Howard Stern joked of the recent news that Britney Spears officially signed on to ‘X Factor.’ “Britney still thinks the earth is flat.” Adding that he didn’t “anticipate great opinions from her,” Stern was of the opinion that Britney was “Gonna sit there like J.Lo, ‘Oh, you’re wonderful, you’re terrific.’” He did say he would “tune in to see what kind of trainwreck she [Britney Spears] is.” Howard Stern also promised his best behavior when he joined copanelists Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne at the judge’s table of the newest season of ‘America’s Got Talent.’
The larger-than-life star told E! News that he wanted to “come in and not disrupt” the show to spare the fans “a disservice.”
“I didn’t want to make it ‘The Howard Stern Show,’” he stated. “I wanted to add my honesty, I wanted to add new flavor to it and, hopefully, the show will be enhanced…”
Stern admitted, “You don’t know if people [will] like it with me or not, but I just hope they tune in and give it a chance.”
The King of All Media then made fun of himself for his earlier kiss with Matt Lauer on Thursday’s episode of ‘Today.’ “I think a lot of middle-aged women were throwing up when I was making out with Matt Lauer,” Howard Stern joked, adding that, “I want those women to tune into ‘America’s Got Talent’…”
It’s not just the middle-aged women he wants. “And I’d like to bring more people to the table,” Howard Stern considered. “I’d like people to see me in a different element, and that’s kind of exciting too,” he shared, “That I’m being exposed to a different audience.”
He also took the opportunity to dismiss the Parents Television Council and its efforts to have advertisers boycott ‘America’s Got Talent.’ “Some guy sitting in his basement calling himself Parents Television Council, you know,” Stern said, who believed the PTC is a money-raising racket made up by less than 25 people.
“But having said that, they’re entitled to their opinion,” Howard Stern allowed. “They just sound awfully foolish when they haven’t seen the show.”
April 23rd, 2012 by faye
Radio personality Howard Stern has reportedly slammed producer/director Judd Apatow after the producer tweeted at Stern over his dissatisfaction with the content in “America’s Got Talent.”
According to reports, Judd Apatow tweeted, “I hate to say it but I don’t have much interest in discussions about america’s got talent. I tried. It is just too much synergy. @sternshow”
Instead of lashing back at Judd Apatow, Howard Stern slammed Judd on the same radio show that the filmmaker complained about, saying, “I don’t call him out on every artistic decision he makes.. If you’re not down with it, get the fuck off my channel. No need to whack me from the side of the head.”
The radio host continued on making his own criticisms of Apatow’s work by attacking his films, specifically on the 2009 comedy “Funny People.” Howard Stern said, “The worst film ever. The worst movie ever made. Talk about going on and on. I’ll take advice from someone who didn’t go on and on in their movie.”
Howard Stern then got personal with Judd Apatow during a segment on his talk show by bringing up his wife, actress Leslie Mann, and her involvement in all of the productions of Judd. “I don’t put my wife in every project I do either,” the radio host said.
“What kind of bro are you d—-wad? F–- off and you’re not my friend—scumbag,” added Howard Stern. “That kind of ticked me off. I talk about what’s going on in my life.”
Then, Stern’s official twitter page has cited that the feud is over after Judd Apatow tweeted, responding to Howard Stern’s lament, “I will love the show always. It was a pretty mild tweet.”
April 17th, 2012 by faye
Famous radio personality Howard Stern has reportedly slammed celebrity socialite Kim Kardashian during an interview with “Extra.”
According to reports, 58-year-old Howard Stern, who’s the new judge in “America’s Got Talent,” was asked what he thinks about the issue of Kim Kardashian not wanting to discuss her newfound relationship with music mogul Kanye West on the “Today Show.” Stern said that it was insane and odd, considering Kim got famous for “revealing everything about her personal life!”
“This is a girl who got famous revealing everything about her personal life, now… she thinks she’s Jennifer Aniston, she’s on there, ‘I don’t want to talk about Kanye, I don’t want to speak about it, I don’t read the tabloids, everybody back off,” Howard Stern said.
He added, “The second her [Kim Kardasshian] show gets a dip in the ratings, she’ll have Kanye out there in his underpants dancing around on her show.”
“I mean, come on already, stop the nonsense,” Stern concluded.
Watch the video of Howard Stern slamming Kim Kardashian here.