Artie Lange thinks “Howard has lost his mind”

Artie Lange Crash and BurnOn a recent episode of the Artie Quitter podcast, Artie talked about how Howard Stern has so completely cut him off that he even refused to accept “top dollar” advertising money to promote his memoir, Crash and Burn.

He didn’t accept advertising for my book. He wouldn’t even hear the commercial. Its different than hating me. Howard is pretending I don’t exist. I stopped caring because he’s clearly a lunatic. – Artie Lange

Artie went on to say how Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster, came to him and said they have never had a company turn down their advertising until Stern. Howard apparently refused to play a 30 second pretaped commercial for Crash and Burn.

His recent rant from the Artie Quitter podcast got picked up by some major news outlets. Opie from Opie Radio invited Artie on to discuss his relationship with Howard Stern. He referenced the rise in power of Marci Turk, an efficiency expert who fast climbed within the ranks of Stern’s organization three years ago after bonding with Howard over a time-management system called Getting Things Done.

Describing Turk as ‘a 34-year-old redhead who basically read a book that Howard liked.’ Lange noted the awkward dynamic in Marci Turk telling people, “You can’t talk to Howard unless you talk to me first, you need permission,” adding, “These are guys who worked with him for 20 years!”

He said that Stern’s loyal producer Gary Dell’Abate, 55, must feel ’emasculated’ after Turk ‘took over his office’ and ‘may or may not be getting more money.’

Howard has lost his mind. I think my old friend Howard — he was my hero, and became a coworker, and became a friend, and — I think he’s lost his mind. If the stories I hear are accurate … And I don’t listen a lot so I don’t get to hear, Ellen Degeneres, he loves her dancing, and that is sickening. I couldn’t imagine, that seems hypocritical. – Artie Lange

Artie has not been heard on The Howard Stern Show since battling mental health issues back in 2009.

Howard Stern: CNN combing through tapes and dragging up statements that Donald Trump might have said

ac360CNN published a story at the end of September which was picked up nationally, Howard Stern Says Trump Backed Iraq War In 2002. Howard started his show last week by clearing things up after CNN took him out of context to create a scandalous story. Stern went on to say he wasn’t sure how “CNN came up with that headline.”

“I emailed Trump,” Stern said, “and I wanted to explain to him that [‘Trump backed Iraq War in 2002’] is not what I said.”

Howard Stern: So, then there was a big screaming headline on CNN — ‘Howard Stern Now Confirms.’ There’s a picture of me and Trump in an adversarial-type situation that…

Robin Quivers: You didn’t confirm anything!

Howard Stern: Yeah, that ‘Howard Stern now says that Trump is lying about…’ Yeah! This was on CNN. Big headline and they brought people in. They were having a discussion — a panel discussion. And I was sitting there and I…

Robin Quivers: Can they really do that? You didn’t say anything!

Howard Stern: Nothing! I said nothing new. And so I emailed Trump and I wanted to explain to him that, uh, that is not what I said. They took the tape. I don’t provide tape to people. They’re now combing through tapes and dragging up statements that he might have said.

Robin Quivers: Well, you see what the press does. They make up things!

Howard Stern: Yeah. I didn’t come out with it. The tape is what the tape is. Make of it what you will.

Howard Stern: I will say that Donald Trump was one of the best guests we ever had because he would kind of have this stream of consciousness and was not politically correct, and so he always made for a fun guest. And a lot of his stuff was in the spirit of that. But I think you would have to cut him some slack and say he’s doing it on the ‘Howard Stern Show’ in a fun sort of bit.

Did Donald Trump support the Iraq War? Here’s the full timeline from 2002 to 2004.

donald-trump-wcqjHoward Stern’s name was brought up during the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. There was a question of whether or not Trump had supported the Iraq war before it began.

“When I did an interview with Howard Stern, very lightly, the first time anyone’s asked me that, I said, very lightly, ‘I don’t know, maybe, who knows?’ essentially,” Trump said during the presidential debate.

Howard Stern responded to Trump’s comments on his Sirius radio show. “Trump was on our show years ago and said yeah, you know, he was kind of for the Iraq war, us going into Iraq.”

“He was saying he really wasn’t for it, and so they were forced to mention my name,” Stern continued.

Lester Holt the moderator of the debate stated that the record shows Mr.Trump was for the war. The clip above gives you a better understanding of Donald Trump’s position from 2002-2004. Trump was never a politician and obviously showed more interested in the economy than foreign wars.

“I think the Iraqi situation is a problem, and the economy is a much bigger problem.” – Donald Trump, 2003, before the invasion of Iraq.

Trump: Howard Stern is a friend of mine but I wouldn’t have done his show.

Donald Trump Dr.Oz ShowDonald Trump appeared on The Dr. Oz Show last week. Trump said he would not have done The Howard Stern Show if he had known he would run for president.

Earlier this year ran an article “Donald Trump Said A Lot Of Gross Things About Women On Howard Stern” where they spent hours going through old clips of his interviews with Stern in which some politically incorrect jokes were made, especially about women.

“I have such respect for women. My mother was one of the greatest people I ever knew,” Trump said during an appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Trump wonders if the “hundreds of millions of dollars spent on advertising” by Hillary Clinton and her supports has something to do with the negative image that has been constructed around him.

When asked if he regretted past comments that have been used against him on the campaign trail, Trump said he made those remarks before he realized he would run for president.

“Had I known I was going to be a politician, Howard Stern is a friend of mine, I wouldn’t have done his show.”

“Now, if I ever thought I was running for president I wouldn’t have done the show. We were all having fun together” said Trump.

Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, also wanted to step in and defend her father from the false narrative.

“My father speaks his mind — whether it’s a man or a woman, if you attack him, he will attack you back,” she said.

“In a certain way, it would be strange if he handled women and men differently. You can be a little rough with people once in a while, but almost always it’s them coming at your first.”

Dr. Oz also did a review of Donald Trump’s medical records.

Today Show host Willie Geist asked Dr. Oz if he felt that Donald Trump is healthy enough to be president. Oz responded with “the records that I got without question indicate that he is healthy enough to be president.”

Tracy Morgan Back In The Studio

Tracy Morgan Stern 2016Tracy Morgan had that horrible car accident in 2015. Few people expected Tracy Morgan to be able to recover from it let alone make a return to comedy and the Howard Stern Show. Tracy talked about the physical and mental issues he dealt with after the crash, loss of his friend and the support he has received from fans.

Tracy has been on the Stern a number of times over the yaars. He is as funny as ever but there is a sense that the accident changed him as a person. He talked about the loss of his friend who was killed in the accident and the gratitude for the support his fans showed.

Right after the accident the prognosis for Tracy did not seem too positive. It is incredible that he has been able to recover so quickly. The Howard Stern show never posts full length interviews, this time they made an exception, they wanted fans to be able to hear all of what Tracy had to say.

Artie Lange: “Howard changed and if you want to hear the old show sign up for the Artie Quitter Podcast”

Artie Lange was recently interviewed by a sports broadcaster on WEEI in Boston. Turns out the host is a big Stern fan and very fond of Artie. They discussed everything from Artie’s comedy career to his time on the Stern Show.

Howard Stern Artie Lange 2016The last time Artie saw and spoke to Stern was in 2012.

“The last time I actually spoke to Howard was in the hospital room with Robin. Robin had just gotten her operation, I’m gonna say 2012. I went to go see Robin, because I always had a special relationship with her. I love Robin, she was always very generous to me…It was spontaneous, I didn’t know Howard was gonna be there. But I walked in and it was Howard and her, and I hadn’t seen Howard since the day I left the show, before I stabbed myself [during his 2010 suicide attempt]. And he…it was as if I saw him two minutes ago. He said, you know, ‘we gotta make Robin laugh.’ That’s what he said to me. So we put everything aside for that, and just really spoke as if we were on the air, for an hour. We just laughed like crazy. And it was like nothing ever happened. And then Howard said, ‘I gotta leave.’ And I gave him a hug and I said ‘you know, I’m sorry for everything, man.’ And he goes, ‘how are you doing? I said ‘I’m all right, I’m working again.’ And he goes, ‘well that’s good, I’ll see ya’…and I haven’t talked to him since.”

Howard won’t let him get closure.

“I called him four times, probably three or four times and left voicemails, and he never called me back. …I just don’t think he wants to deal with me in his life anymore. I think he’s got a very complicated life, and I think he’s happy I’m okay. But I don’t think he’s prepared to deal with it anymore. And I understand that, but where I’m pissed off is, you know, we were really tight, on the air and off the air, very very close. We were friends, and went through a lot of battles together. And for a decade I sat two feet from that guy, and we had what some people think are the funniest moments in radio history…and he was the best comedic partner I ever had…and I just think, all that, maybe I earned ten minutes off the air to just let me say in person ‘I’m sorry’ and hear me out and hug and say goodbye. But that never happened, that closure never happened.”

Howard Stern PelicanOn Howard looking like a pelican.

“When I said the pelican thing, it was over. No one ever said that. And I was out of line, quite frankly. But when he said, ‘do you think I look like a pelican?’ And I said ‘yes,’ there was no going back, it was a matter of time.”

Howard has “evolved into something different.”

“Howard is 62 years old, and I think he just evolved into something different. And I think he subconsciously, or very consciously, wants to leave behind an amazing library of celebrity interviews, which he’s great at doing. The only issue I think that I agree with that the fans might have is, that it sorta seemed like he was just duping everybody for a long time. It always seemed like he was goofing on show business because he hated it and was really rebellious. And it sorta seems now like he just wanted to be a part of it. …I’m the kind of Stern show guy, both being a fan and being on the show, [who] would rather goof on Jennifer Aniston’s new husband rather than be friends with him. …At the same time, I think the fans should be appreciative of what he gave them for so many years, and respect the fact that he changed. And he’s got a right to do that.”

Potential return?

Howard at one point said, this came out on the air, he said, ‘look, go take as much time as you need to get better. When you come back, you have a job.’ What else could you ask a boss to say?”

Howard Stern to Moderate 2016 Presidential Debate?

Americas JudgeHoward Stern known to AGT viewers as America’s Judge has never moderated a political debate, until now. The debate Americans wanted to see finally happened on the Stern Show last week: Trump vs Sanders.

The two candidates squared off in a rigorous discussion of the issues that matter most, including how to defeat ISIS, what executive orders they’ll sign into law, and some famous women they have dated.

Obviously Stern did not have the real Bernie Sanders debate Donald Trump on his show, but it was still funny as heck and probably not too far off from what the real thing would have been.

With Election Day looming, Anthony and James told Howard that they’ll continue to debate each other at least until the Democratic and Republican conventions. Fans can still see the live Trump vs. Bernie debate tour this summer.

Howard Stern on Gun Control

Howard Stern Gun ControlHoward Stern, a gun owner himself, started his show yesterday morning covering the issue of gun control. Stern reaffirmed his pro-second amendment stance in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack.

“I’m so upset about Orlando and what went down, but I can’t believe these people who come out afterwards and their answer to Orlando is to take away guns from the public,” Stern said. “It’s fucking mind-blowing to me.”

Howard has previously stated that he believes “every citizen needs the right to be armed” because a weapon serves as a “great equalizer.”

“The [terrorists] are always planning,” Stern said. “They’ll use boxcutters. They’ll use an airplane fly it right into a building. They don’t need AR-15s.”

Glenn Beck suspended by SiriusXM for threats against Donald Trump

Glenn BeckSiriusXM announced Tuesday that “The Glenn Beck Program” will be suspended from the Patriot Channel “for the coming week,” and that the company is “evaluating its place in our lineup going forward.”

“SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs,” the company said in a statement.

“However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgment, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone.”

Discussing a potential Donald Trump presidency, Brad Thor, a guest on Becks show suggested that impeachment would likely be off the table.

“If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president,” Thor said. “If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.”

To a lot of people, it sounded like Thor was advocating assassination.

Donald Trump regrets his Stern Show appearances

DONALD TRUMP 2017Donald Trump isn’t a man prone to regrets. But now that he’s the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Trump has some second thoughts about all those ribald interviews he gave to Howard Stern over the years.

In an interview with the Washington Post published yesterday, the former reality television star said he wouldn’t have made so many bawdy comments to Stern if he knew he would actually follow through on his White House ambitions.

“Or I wouldn’t have gone on the show because that is the easier way of doing it,” Trump said.

Trump called Stern “a really good guy” and said the two have “had great moments” on the shock jock’s radio show.

Trump has also dipped into Stern’s archives. Back in August, when his feud with Megyn Kelly was just getting started, Trump dredged up the Fox News anchor’s own candid interview with Stern.

In the 2010 interview with Stern, Kelly spoke openly about her sex life.