It looks like Howard Stern is leaving “America’s Got Talent” — or, at least he says he is.
The judge of the NBC competition show revealed the news on his radio show Wednesday morning that he would leave after the end of the current season, which wraps up this summer.
“I told them, this is my last season,” Stern said on his SiriusXM show. “I am going though my own career evaluation right now. I’m just too f–ing busy.”
Stern has been on “America’s Got Talent” for four seasons. The radio host, however, previously admitted that he “really did struggle” in the decision to sign on for the current season.
Don’t worry, though — Stern always has a replacement in mind, one with extensive experience in judging talent competition shows. He threw the name of Simon Cowell, who served as a judge on “Britain’s Got Talent,” into the ring.
Howard Stern praised Caitlyn Jenner for publicly transitioning from male to female, calling it “courageous” and “brave,” but said most Americans feel she’s a “freak.”
“According to what I read, he’s worth about $100 million as Bruce Jenner,” said Stern, adding with the old male pronoun, “He’s got kids, a wife… He’s an American hero. He’s on the cover of a Wheaties box – and he wants to be a woman.”
Stern then noted that a lot of people he’s come across said the former Olympic athlete was a “freak” or “should be dead” for transitioning to female. “Whatever’s going inside of his [head] to come out in front of the world and say look, ‘F*ck it, I’m a 65-year-old guy. I want to be a woman. I know most of the world is going to hate me and laugh at me’”… most of the Americans that I speak to, that I hear from, and that you meet on the street, think he’s a freak, he should be dead.”
The radio show host also said it must have been “difficult” for Jenner to go through her transition so publicly, but thinks it was the “courageous” thing to do.
“I don’t think I would be able to do something like that,” said Stern, adding, “[Jenner] is brave.” Listen to Howard Stern’s comments around the 30 minute mark, and tell us what you think.
It’s been close to five years since Louis C.K. got drunk on an airplane and tweeted the foulest things he could think of about Sarah Palin. Since then, he has moved on and deleted his Twitter account, but as the comedian told Howard Stern on Wednesday, it was just two months ago that he finally decided to apologize.
As Louis C.K. told it, Palin actually approached him at the afterparty for Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special to tell him she thought he was “terrific” and “really funny,” though it was unclear if she really knew who he was.
In response, Louis C.K. just said, “I owe you an apology,” telling Stern that he’s never before apologized for anything he’s said and “fuck anybody else who’s offended.” But now that he was face-to-face with Palin, he felt he needed to address the situation.
When he explained to her what he had done, Palin told him, “Well, you’re a vile person,” which made him laugh. Then she invited him to go fishing with her next time he’s in Alaska, which he said he would do in a heartbeat.
Stern and Louis C.K. agreed that Palin is attractive and they both kind of want to “fuck” her. “It would be fun to fuck a conservative politician,” the comedian said, noting that opposites attract for a reason. This conversation led Stern to admit that he also fantasizes about sleeping with Megyn Kelly and Kimberly Guilfoyle from Fox News.
Howard Stern might or might not renew his successful contract with SiriusXM at the end of the year, but he apparently does have plenty of other opportunities to consider.
In fact, Howard said on his radio show that a massive job offer recently fell into his lap.
“My agent called me with an opportunity that is so mind-blowing, it would be the dream job of all time for me” Stern said.
He didn’t divulge any specifics about the opportunity.
It’s a “dance we’re in,” Sirius CEO Jim Meyer told investors at a Deutsche Bank conference on Tuesday, “and we’ll keep working at it.”
“I want Howard Stern for as long as Howard Stern wants to work,” he told Businessweek. “I’m only willing to pay so much. I know what that number is. But even if I was in an al-Qaeda death camp, no one is going to know what that number is but me.”
Meyer also commented that he’s hoping the “roar of the crowd” convinces Stern to keep going, putting it this way: “Why is Peyton Manning maybe going to play another year? It’s not the money.”
The Internet gives Stern more options than ever. Then again, no outlet may pay as handsomely as Sirius, which lured Stern away from traditional radio and onto satellite radio back in 2006. It came at an extraordinary cost: about $100 million a year in cash and stock for Stern.
A longtime veteran of The Howard Stern Show, Artie Lange first made a name for himself as a series regular on the Fox comedy sketch show MADtv. He later starred alongside Norm Macdonald on The Norm Show and made several feature film appearances.
Crash and Burn, his latest book about his life, was a New York Times best-seller in 2013. In 2015, Artie started his own podcast called Artie Quitter.
Joe Rogan, stand-up comic and color commentator for the UFC, reached an impressive milestone in January 2015 when his podcast, The Joe Rogan Podcast, reached 11 million monthly downloads, making his one of the highest downloaded podcasts on the internet.
Howard Stern has been voted “Best Men’s Hair in America” by the folks at Grooming Lounge. The 61-year-old host won the title after more than 40 professionals in the hair care industry were polled on their favorites.
“For the last 12 years, our now iconic shops have taken care of nothing but men’s hair—so our team knows a thing or two about guys and their locks,” said Grooming Lounge founder Mike Gilman. “And when we asked our experienced team which celebrity has the ‘best hair’ Howard Stern won the majority of the votes.”
“We were totally surprised that Howard won this first-ever vote,” said Gilman. “We love the guy’s show and he definitely has hair that stands out; we just never guessed our professionals would say his was the best.”
Bradley Cooper came in at the number 2 spot while Chris Hemsworth nabbed the third spot. Ryan Reynolds came in fourth and Hollywood veteran George Clooney rounded out the top five.
“I do feel that doing the interview with Howard was nice as I got to be myself,” adding that she doesn’t usually read her own press. “Normally I do an interview that is one minute, and you cannot really sit down and relax,” she said. “It was nice to be able to just be myself. […]
Bubba the Love Sponge Clem returned to the Tampa Bay airwaves Monday morning — on WHFS-98.7 FM, as was expected. He and his on-air cohorts spent their first few hours hurling taunts and insults at his morning show rival, Mike “Cowhead” Calta, who took Clem’s spot at WHPT-102.5 “The Bone.” The two personalities, who characterize […]