New York City Medical Examiner: Joey Boots Died of Heroin Overdose

It seems Artie Lange wasn’t the only personality attached to the Stern Show with a substance abuse issue. Former Howard Stern Show regular and “Wack Packer” Joey Boots passed away on December 23, 2016 at the age of 49. Now his death has been ruled a heroin overdose by the New York City medical examiner.

Joey Boots, whose real name was Joseph Bassolino, died in his Bronx apartment. He was found dead by fellow Wack Pack member High Pitch Erik while recording a live podcast, TMZ reported.

Joey was a veteran, serving in the military for six years. After leaving the military, he struggled with PTSD. He also stated that he was “depressed,” but being a part of The Howard Stern Show made him feel good.

The death was determined to be accidental, caused by “acute heroin intoxication,” Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, said on Monday. Nicole Bass, 52, another “Wack Pack” member, died last month on February 17, 2017. The former bodybuilder and WWF wrestler from Queens went brain dead after suffering a heart attack and was subsequently taken off of life support. We have lost so many Stern Show regulars during the past couple of years.

Howard Stern defends George Takei. Not impressed by Milo Yiannopoulos!

Howard Stern commented on Milo Yiannopoulos’s recent controversy regarding his stance on child abuse.

Milo appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience in 2015 where he discussed his sexual relationship with a Catholic Priest named “Father Michael,” which he allegedly had as a teenager at age 14.

During the conversation with Joe, Milo creepily tried to normalize pedophilia suggesting an older man could mentor a younger boy and help the child understand his sexuality.

Trying to defend Yiannopoulos’s comments, many right-wing publications started combing the web searching for liberal hypocrisy. Glen Becks “The Blaze” ran a story titled “Double standard? Liberal actor George Takei once laughed about adult/minor sexual relationships, too” suggesting Takei was trying to undermine the severity of child sex abuse when reminiscing and laughing about one of his childhood summer camp memories on The Howard Stern Show.

“It’s ridiculous. George was talking about his own experience at summer camp. He had an affair with an older guy or something. He wasn’t advocating this kind of thing but for him it was a pleasant experience,” Stern said.

It seems Milo Yiannopoulos never reported the pedophile Priest to police. Milo was only a child at the time the abuse took place but he does have a moral responsibility to speak up now since Father Michael could very well be abusing more kids. Seemingly a terrible situation for everyone involved.

Jimmy Kimmel roasts President Trump at Oscars

Long time friend of the Howard Stern show and 89th Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel told the Oscars audience he was awaiting President Donald Trump’s tweets in response to his opening monologue — where he implied President Donald Trump is racist and that the foreign viewers watching the awards show “now hate us.”

“We don’t discriminate against people based on what countries they come from. We discriminate against them based on their age and weight.”

While introducing Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Kimmel said she is “a rare president, a president who believes in both arts and sciences.”

“We have no tolerance for fake news. Fake tans we love, but fake news?” Kimmel spoke too soon not being able to foresee that the award for Best Picture would be mistakenly presented the to the wrong movie – making it the biggest fake news event in Oscars history.

“I’m not the man to unite this country,” Kimmel said, adding there were millions and millions of people watching the award show at the moment. He urged everyone watching to “have a positive considerate conversation not as liberals or conservatives but as Americans – if we all did that it would make America great again. It starts with us.”

Howard Stern Sued for Broadcasting Private Phone Call

Judith Barrigas is suing the United States of America, radio host Howard Stern and the Howard Stern Production Company on grounds of unlawful invasion of privacy and negligence, among other things.

From the Washington Post:

Judith Barrigas had a question about her taxes, so she called the IRS.

The agency’s switchboard connected her with Agent Jimmy Forsyth. They spoke for almost 45 minutes on May 19, 2015, about a potential misapplication of her tax refund in 2014. It appeared the agency had applied her refund to outstanding liabilities from 2011 and 2012, even though she already had a repayment agreement in place.

Before taking Barrigas’s call, Agent Forsyth had called into the “The Howard Stern Show,” a long-running talk show airing on Sirius XM satellite radio. The show often attempts to mine anything off-kilter (some, perhaps many, would say in poor taste) for laughs, from men faking orgasms with attractive women to having famous sportscasters prank call small market sports shows.

It’s unclear why, exactly, Forsyth had called into the show. He was placed on hold by a producer and remained in that limbo when he took Barrigas’s call on a different line.

Only, something happened. Perhaps the lines got crossed, or perhaps he used two different phones and the first picked up audio from the second. Either way, the producers at “The Howard Stern Show” found themselves listening to the private call between Forsyth and Barrigas.

Then, according to the complaint filed on Monday in Massachusetts District Court in Boston, they aired it.

“As soon as I heard of this information I just started to quiver, and had what I would call an out-of-body experience,” she told WBZ at the time. “I couldn’t believe it. At first I thought it was a joke.”

She said the IRS informed her this indeed happened, but not until it was reported by local media, despite her many calls to the agency.

In the call Howard Stern can be heard yelling “Jimmy!” seemingly in an attempt to get the IRS agent’s attention, while co-host Robin Quivers says, “If he’s working we can’t interrupt him.”

Howard Stern has not made any comment yet regarding the lawsuit. It is estimated that the call may have been broadcast to as many as 1.2 million listeners. While on the phone with Agent Forsythe, Judith Barrigas started receiving anonymous phone calls and text messages informing her that her phone number had been aired on Stern’s show.

She is suing the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act and for an unlawful disclosure of her tax return.

But she’s also asserting negligence and an invasion of her privacy against Stern and his show.

Howard Stern: Donald Trump is PISSED he won.

Howard Stern recently had a caller ask him if he had any memories of Donald Trump being at his wedding. Stern spent less time reminiscing about his wedding and more time giving his thoughts on now President, Donald Trump.

“I personally wish that he had never run, I told him that, because I actually think this is something that is gonna be detrimental to his mental health too, because, he wants to be liked, he wants to be loved,” Stern said.

Howard went on to call his current relationship with Trump is “weird.”

“I use to hear from Donald all the time and now I don’t as much. Maybe he’s mad that I was a Hillary Clinton voter.”

“It’s a sad thing. I know Donald. I know him well and he would call me all the time. Maybe at some point, he was like, hey you’re not campaigning for me.”

Or maybe “Donald” is busy running the country. Stern also alluded to some kind of conspiracy that Donald Trump wasn’t actually looking to become The President of the United States. Instead, Trump ran as a publicity stunt in hopes of receiving a larger paycheck from NBC.

Howard Stern: I told you what I believe. Here’s what happened. So, when Donald’s first book came out it was called Art of the Deal. He wasn’t that famous. He had to sell books. He said I’m thinking about running for president and the book sold like crazy. And a couple years later, he put out the second book and it coincided with an election. And there was a rumor out, Trump’s going to run for president, which he started. The second book sold well.

And then his deal with NBC was coming up for renegotiation and I don’t think NBC was going to air [Celebeirty Apprentice]. So he said what the fuck I’ll throw my hat in. It was good television but this time he announced: I’m running. So what happened is he started winning primaries and getting big crowds.

Robin Quivers: I thought he was making ridiculous statements so people wouldn’t vote for him. But people voted for him because of those statements.

Howard Stern: Yeah, people fucked the whole thing up. He just wanted a couple of more bucks from NBC. He’s pissed he won.

Howard Stern and Donald Trump have been friends for a long time now. Trump was a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show, making numerous appearances over the years. It’s difficult to say how this will affect their relationship since both of them hold loyalty in high regard.

Artie Lange: Marci Turk brainwashed Howard Stern

Comedians Artie Lange, Judd Apatow, and Pete Holmes are going to be performing together on what they have named the Crashing Comedy Tour.

Artie has recently been on several different radio shows to promote his recurring appearance on the upcoming HBO comedy series Crashing, where he plays himself.

Artie called into The Bernie and Sid Show to discuss his current relationship with the Stern show, support of President Donald Trump and his upcoming gig on Judd Apatow’s HBO comedy series Crashing.

Lange places the blame on Howard Stern’s push towards a more politically correct broadcast on Marcy Turk, who Artie claims brainwashed Howard.

“Here is the thing. I was saying the truth [about Howard] the whole time. I don’t not like Howard. There is a broad he hired, Marci Turk. She brainwashed Howard. Howard had the most impressive brain I have ever seen in my life. This was a thinker and a brilliant mind. Someone actually brainwashed him.”

“She is involved with this book “Getting Things Done” which has been said on the internet its like a cult. Gary the Retard became the Gary the Conqueror. There is no more gay jokes. That’s what the Stern Show was all about. That’s all gone. He has become like the Hollywood elite.”

“I can’t say how I know but there was people who use to work for him who are in trouble who were loyal soldiers for him. You need permission to talk to him. It’s a very weird thing.”

Artie also mentioned that the amount of money he makes from his standup gigs has significantly dropped since his departure from the Howard Stern Show. “I don’t complain about it. What am I going to say about it? I’m only making 40 grand?”

Artie who frequently guests conservative talking head Ann Coulter says he would have voted for Trump if he could have cast a ballot. “I can’t vote. I’m a convicted felon. It’s true.” said Lange.

Former Howard Stern Show Regular A.J. Benza Adds Fire to Golden Shower Gate Fake News Story

Last week’s “Golden Shower Gate” dossier story is still making the rounds. Initially, the fake news story was pushed by Buzzfeed and CNN. Now mainstream media reporters are scrambling to find any dirt that may make their fake news #showergate narrative seem remotely credible.

Queue Donald Trump on the Howard Stern show in 2001. (Benza makes the remarks at 4:20 in the above clip)

“But yesterday, in an unearthed interview from The Howard Stern Show in 2001, we were given a small reason to believe that the intelligence report was on to something.” – GQ Magazine.

During a 2001 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, now President-elect Donald Trump and Stern Show regular A.J Benza playfully discussed dating the same woman. In the context of the Howard Stern Show, Trump jokingly commented he hoped Benza was clean. Benza responded by claiming Trump has had sex with Russian women in the past.

“He used to call me when I was a columnist and say, ‘I was just in Russia, the girls have no morals, you gotta get out there’,” Benza noted. “He’s out of his mind.”

Trump responded by saying “I don’t know anything.”

Reached by The Hollywood Reporter, A.J Benza characterizes his remarks as having come from “an off-the-record conversation with two single guys talking about girls. As far as I’m concerned, we were just two guys telling lies.”

Benza adds that he and Trump were feuding at the time, but that the president-elect has since earned his respect.

Buzzfeed and CNN Publish Fake News Trump Story That Was 4Chan Troll

We are entering an era of fake news. Yesterday evening Buzzfeed published a “dossier” making allegations that the Russian government had gained compromising information on Donald Trump.

CNN reported Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the report was given to President Obama and President-elect Trump.

Buzzfeed News:

A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks.

The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians.

A new level of journalism! Check out parts of the report:

In 2009, Trump went to the bathroom in his Moscow hotel. Once in the bathroom he yelled out, “I hate black people!” then proceeded to relieve himself in the toilet. After he was finished he reportedly said, “I take the biggest dumps, nobody takes bigger dumps than me, believe me” and followed with “Y’know what I refer to my poop as-an Obama, because he’s shit, he sucks and was born in Kenya”

Trump spent Christmas 2010 in Moscow. The FSB arranged to have him dress in childlike pajamas and open dozens of presents in an elaborate simulation. The presents were Japanimation (anime) films which depict sex acts (see: HENTAI in glossary). A movie theater was rented for TRUMP to subsequently watch these films with a crowd of prostitutes.

Yeah, it turns out this whole story is nonsense and was created as “Trump fanfiction” by 4chan users to troll the establishment. Allegedly, the story was sent to anti-Trumper Rick Wilson knowing he would act on this tip. Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election.

Incredible. The mainstream media is desperately grasping for any story that could hurt Trump, real or fake.

Joey Boots, 49, found dead by fellow Wack Packer High Pitch Erik

Recently we lost Eric the Actor and Riley Martin. Now Howard Stern regular Joseph Bassolino known as Joey Boots, was found dead at his Bronx apartment building, TMZ reported Friday. He was 49.

Joey Boots, a television-radio personality, and member of the Wack Pack, was found dead in his apartment by High Pitch Erik — who found Joey while broadcasting on a live podcast.

According to media reports, High Pitch Erik and the building manager discovered Joey Boots after he failed to show up for an appearance on a podcast. Erik says he found Joey slumped over in a chair and ice cold without a pulse.

Medics were called and reportedly pronounced Joseph Bassolino dead at the scene, TMZ reported. A cause of death is not yet known.

Rest in peace Joey.

Joe Rogan: Remember when Howard Stern ran for Governor?

In 1994, incumbent Democrat Governor Mario Cuomo was up for reelection, and his approval ratings were in the 40s.

Republicans nominated a previously less known State Senator named George Pataki. Pataki eventually won the race and ended up serving three terms.

At the same time, Howard decided he would run as well. Stern met with New York’s Libertarian Party and ran as a Libertarian.

There are many similarities between Howard Stern’s 1994 run for New York Governor and Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential run. Outspoken New York celebrities getting into politics, few believed either would actually run, even after they announced.

“Howard has gone out of his way to offend blacks, women, Catholics, gay men and scores of others while maintaining a prurient fascination with lesbians,” – New York Times’ Todd Purdum wrote in 1994.

Here’s where Stern’s and Trump’s paths diverge. Like Trump, Stern had to disclose his personal finances if he wanted to run. And like Trump, many people doubted whether Howard would open himself up to such scrutiny.

Unlike Trump, Stern proved the doubters right. He dropped out of the race in August because he refused to file a financial disclosure report after unsuccessfully asking a judge to waive the requirement for him.

Raunchy radio personality Howard Stern dropped out of the race for governor Thursday rather than disclose his personal finances as required of all candidates.

“I spend 25 hours a week telling you all the most intimate details of my life,” Stern said at an on-air news conference. “One fact I’ve never revealed is how much I make and how much money I have. It’s none of your business.”

– August 05, 1994, Associated Press

Howard Sterns 1994 platform: reinstating the death penalty, forcing construction workers to work at night and staggering highway tolls to alleviate traffic jams. Once those things were done, he would resign.