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Howard Stern: Kid Rock Has A Good Chance Of Winning In Michigan Senate Race

Earlier this month, rock star Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, announced his bid for the US Senate seat in his home state of Michigan. The position is currently occupied by three-term Democrat Debbie Stabenow.

Kid Rock insists this is not a publicity stunt, noting his years of political activism in the Republican Party. Rock has been encouraged to run by emerging as the favorite in a new poll.

“I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be able to easily understand and navigate the laws, tax codes, health care and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all,” said Rock.

Popular online political magazine “Politico” is urging their readers to take him seriously. Running the headline “Senator Kid Rock.”

So if you’re still not taking Kid Rock seriously, here’s why you should: His path to the U.S. Senate is far easier than Trump’s was to the White House.

“Presuming Kid Rock doesn’t get caught in bed with a little boy, or beat up a woman between now and August 2018, he’s going to win the nomination if he gets in,” says Dennis Lennox, a Republican political consultant in Michigan. “I think there’s no question about that. I think he’s the prohibitive favorite if he gets in.”

Howard Stern also likes Kid Rock’s chances.

“People laugh when they say Senator Kid Rock but he’d have a good chance of winning in Michigan. They have a very popular senator there that he’d be running against. She gets high marks. Kid Rock has been instrumental in so many charities. He actually is a pretty serious, high minded guy and a good guy,” said Stern.

It is not that uncommon for an entertainer to reach high office. Prior to winning the presidency in 1980, Ronald Reagan, a former Hollywood actor, became Governor of California in 1967 with no past political experience.

In 1998, actor and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was elected as Governor of Minnesota. In 2003, former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected as Governor of California.

In the Senate, former comedian and Saturday Night Live writer Al Franken has represented Minnesota since 2009, whom Howard Stern has supported throughout.

Netflix Documentary: Hulk Hogan, Howard Stern, Donald Trump and Freedom of the Press

Netflix Documentary, NOBODY SPEAK: Trials of the Free Press was just recently released.

In 2015, Hulk Hogan sued the news website Gawker for posting a sex tape featuring him in bed with Heather Clem, then wife of his best friend, Bubba the Love Sponge. The jury awarded Hogan $140 million in damages which forced Gawker to shut down. Last year, Gawker settled with Hulk aka Terry Bollea for $31 million.

Despite the ridiculous elements of the trial — seeing Hulk Hogan on the witness stand, dressed in all black, including his trademark bandana — it turned out to be a tremendously important First Amendment case. The trial was quintessentially American in its mix of absurdity and massive implications.

Details of the Gawker case read like something out of a Saturday Night Live sketch. Hogan reportedly knew he was being filmed, and he later joked about the tape to Howard Stern. Hogan bragged about his sexual performance to Stern but insisted that was a part of the character Hulk Hogan, not the real Terry Bollea, who was personally traumatized by the leak. Hulk was accused of being racist after the audio version of the sex tape came out – which very well may have negatively impacted his life and future employment opportunities.

During the trail, Michael Sullivan, Gawker’s lawyer played an audio clip in which Hogan is discussing the size of his penis while appearing as a guest on The Howard Stern Show.

Sullivan asked if there’s any doubt as to whether Hogan is referring to the length of his manhood.

“Well, it’s not mine, because mine isn’t that size, but we were discussing the length of Hulk Hogan’s.”

An exasperated and dumbfounded Sullivan only responded with one word. “Seriously?”

“No, seriously, I do not have a 10-inch penis. No, I do not. Seriously. Believe that. Seriously,” Hogan responded.

The Hogan trial eventually bankrupted Gawker and its co-founder Nick Denton. So how could the Hulkster, who wasn’t exactly at his peak financially while all this was going down, possibly afford his expensive legal counsel?

Well, it turns out his legal expenses were bankrolled by tech mogul (PayPal founder), billionaire and Trump supporter Peter Thiel, who was outed by Gawker as being gay. Did Thiel use Hogan as revenge against Gawker? The new documentary Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, currently streaming on Netflix, uses the Gawker lawsuit as its theoretical jumping-off point. It explores how the case is symptomatic of a much larger issue facing journalism. The documentary does cover Donald Trump in a negative light, portraying him as a threat to the status quo of journalism. Lambasting him for repeatedly taking about “fake news” during his rise to the presidency.

Maria Menounos Getting Through Brain Surgery Recovery With the Help of Howard Stern Show

Howard Stern Show regular Maria Menounos was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April and is now recovering from the seven-hour surgery that successfully removed the tumor.

Menounos wrote that she will not need further treatments. Although Maria’s tumor was benign, she seems to be recovering well with the help of Howard Stern. Hollywood Life reported that Menounos has had the Howard Stern “show on at all times” during recovery.

“The support that Maria is getting is overwhelming and deeply appreciated,” a source revealed. “It’s been tough, with lots of tears shed but one thing that has helped immensely has been laughter and she has got tons of that laughter from listening to Howard Stern. She has his show on at all times and it has made her laugh continuously throughout her current health scare,” the source continued.

“Every time she has felt down in any way she will put him on and it’s been one of the major factors of getting through all of this.” The solace that Howard’s show has brought Maria is not usually what the controversial shock jock is put in the spotlight for but we’re so glad to hear it’s helping her!

Seems that Howard has meant a lot for her in recovery. Maria also has shared her difficulty in starting a family with fiance Keven Undergaro, who proposed to her on the Stern show last year, and how they are turning to IVF for help.

Radar Online: Sternthology a “white-washing” of Stern Show History

STERNTHOLOGY, THE BEST OF STERN SHOWS PAST lets listeners hear classic bits from the past 30 plus years of the Howard Stern Show. The series also allows fans to make personal requests to hear staff fights, show roasts, celebrity interviews and more.

Radar Online has reported that an undisclosed source has told them that the tapes are being deliberately “white-washed” for mainstream consumption.

Howard Stern and the powers-that-be at SiriusXM have been hard at work wiping away a lot of the naughty bits and over-sexualized celebrity interviews that helped put the “shock” in shock jock.

“Let’s call it what it is,” a source told Radar Online, “It’s a white-washing of the ‘Sternthology’. They’re scrutinizing every bit from every show over 30 years. They’re cleaning it all up.”

“The mandate is out. Wipe away any and all references to ‘Retard,’ ‘F-word (Gay slur)’ and the N-word,” Radar’s source shared.

The edict comes from Marci Turk, SiriusXM’s COO and the woman responsible for Stern’s PC behavior. She’s sometimes referred to as the “Yoko Ono of the Stern show,” behind her back.

Aside from banning longtime guests Gilbert Gottfried, Lisa Lampanelli and Craig Gass, Turk was behind tweaking the names of Stern show regulars Gary The Retard to Gary the Conquerer and convincing Stern to no longer use a lisp for segments in The Homo Room.

Sources close to Stern, who has three years left on his contract, say the cleanse has a bigger meaning, and has a lot to do with him partnering with SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer and their marketing of a new streaming video app that will give Sirius access to Stern’s audio and video library for 12 additional years

Radar’s “source” went on to claim that specials like Sternthology are where SiriusXM plans to make “big, big money.” Even remarking that long time Howard Stern Show co-host Artie Lange is being “power-washed” out of Stern Show history. Calling the process a “sanitization” of Stern history.

Project Veritas: CNN Brings World to the Brink of WW3 for Ratings

John Bonifield, a senior producer at CNN was caught on tape by Project Veritas admitting that CNN is deliberately pushing the “Donald Trump has ties to Russia” conspiracy theory for ratings.

Project Veritas announced that this video is only part one of its “American Pravda” series going undercover at mainstream media outlets. Part one of the video series shows an undercover recording of CNN producer John Bonifield admitting on tape that the Russia story was all about ratings and “mostly bullshit.” Admitting the network chose to cover the Russia story despite a lack of evidence. He noted the story is “good for business.”

“I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now,” Bonifield says. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof.”

“I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the President is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.”

“Our CIA is doing shit all the time, we’re out there trying to manipulate governments,” Bonifield goes on to admit.

This video is a disaster for CNN’s credibility. Bonifield clearly states CNN is covering President Trump with a harsher lens to appease their liberal audience.  Suggesting CNN viewers would have been “turned off” if they had applied the same level of scrutiny to President Obama.

Howard Stern: Megyn Kelly was just bullshitting Alex Jones

Megyn Kelly is taking a lot of criticism from both liberals and conservatives on social media for interviewing Infowars radio host Alex Jones. Liberals are upset that Alex Jones was given a platform on NBC since he has questioned whether the murders of 20 children and six adult staff members in 2012 at Sandy Hook school was a hoax.

His more “right-wing” base is upset at Megyn Kelly and NBC for lying to Alex Jones, misleading him to believe the interview would be a long form profile piece on the man himself. Alex Jones, who secretly recorded pre-interview conversations with Kelly, asked Kelly if the segment would be an “investigative report on fake news,” which she quickly shut down, “no, no, no, hell no.”

Turns out that’s exactly what the segment was. Kelly challenged Jones from the start, introducing him as a “radical conspiracy theorist” and promising to confront him on his “notorious lie” about Sandy Hook.

Alex Jones looked visibly tense during the interview and the two frequently interrupted each other.

Jones also commented on his connection to President Trump, who has appeared on his Infowars radio show during the campaign.

“I think my influence on Trump is way, way lower than what mainstream media has said,” he commented. Appearing humble he downplayed their relationship, saying he and the president were friendly, but not friends.

Howard Stern reacted to the pre-interview conversations that Jones had released. Howard Stern had a laugh at Megyn Kelly trying to entice Alex to do the interview. “She’s just bullshitting him.”

Stern purposely downplayed Jones’s notoriety and popularity, a throwback to his days more contentious days on terrestrial radio. “Alex Jones wants publicity you don’t have to pitch him.” However, Howard himself is not a stranger to conspiracy theories. At one point he talked about a “cover-up at The Pentagon.”

“We saw The Pentagon get blown up. Now let me tell you something. If a plane went into The Pentagon which I never believed a plane went into The Pentagon. I have no clue where that came from. There is not one tire track on the lawn,” said Stern back in the early 2000’s.

“It was hit by a missile. It is clear we are being lied to.”

Dennis Rodman gifts Donald Trump’s book “Art of the Deal” to Kim Jong-un

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has given North Korea’s Sports Minister a copy of US President Donald Trump’s book The Art of the Deal as a gift intended for the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un.

Rodman arrived in North Korea for his fourth visit to the country.

Before flying from China to North Korea, he told reporters he was “just trying to open a door” with North Korea and was travelling as a private citizen.

Along with President Trump’s book, other gifts he presented for Kim Jong-un included a copy of Where’s Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection, a mermaid puzzle, two sets of soap and two autographed jerseys.

The puzzle and the Where’s Waldo? are likely for Kim’s daughter.

Rodman also met North Korean Olympic athletes, including judo gold medallist An Kum-ae.

“All of you guys should be proud of yourselves, because, you know, a lot of people don’t give you guys credit, because this is such a small country, and not many people from North Korea can compete around the world,” said Rodman.

“But for you guys to come back here in your country, with a medal, that says a lot about North Korea, because people don’t really take North Korea so seriously about sports or anything like that.”

North Koreas Sports Minister made clear that Rodman was viewed fondly in North Korea.

“In the past, our respected supreme leader met you several times and he used his precious time to watch the basketball match with the players you brought here,” Kim Il-guk told Rodman.

“In the past he met you, so our people all know you well. And also we feel that you are an old friend.”

Kevin Hart is the Highest-paid and Hardest Working Comic

Kevin Hart, the highest-paid comedian in 2016, was a guest on the Howard Stern Show this week to promote his new book, I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons. Kevin Hart revealed that he and Chris Rock threw out their comedy material and went back to the drawing board after watching Dave Chappelle’s recent set.

Hart recalled a recent night that he and Chris Rock tried out some new material at the Comedy Cellar in New York. Both got off stage satisfied with their performance.

“Dave Chappelle pops in later that night. Me and Chris go downstairs so we can watch Dave. Keep in mind, me and Chris are excited. Dave went on stage. It was so good that me and Chris just took what we had, we balled it up. We threw it in the trash.” Hart added, “I was so disgusted at seeing where my level of thinking was after seeing where Dave was.”

He went on to reveal his strategy for building a successful career as a comic, which often includes doing 45 sets in a week until he gets his material just right.

Hart spent 30 hours a week getting from Philadelphia to New York City for five minutes of stage time.

“The unsuccessful get halfway to the finish line, then turn around,” he states. “The successful get halfway, then keep going. Both run the same distance, but only one makes it to the finish line.

Rachel Maddow: Roger Ailes wanted to hire me at Fox News

In the month of May, for the first time ever, The Rachel Maddow Show was the most watched program on cable news. Maddow beat both CNN and Fox News in weekday primetime total viewers. Recently she appeared on The Howard Stern Show and spoke about POTUS Trump and her relationship with Fox News founder Roger Ailes.

Maddow disclosed that she was offered a job at Fox News by Ailes a few years ago.

“He once told me that he wanted to hire me at Fox and then he told me he would never put me on air. He would just hire me so no one else could put me on,” Maddow explained. “I was like, so, you’d pay me a full contract to not work?”

“Would you consider that?” Stern asked.

“Who would not consider that?” Maddow responded.

Stern reminisced about the days “Pre-Presidential” Donald Trump would come on the show. “That was Trump before all this presidential nonsense happened, this guy would come on and he was a famous billionaire. He would say the craziest stuff. He was the greatest guest of all time.”

“He was his most full self while being on with you,” Maddow said.

Howard continued, “Like he would come on and say: “Howard I don’t know why they talk about Hollywood actresses being nines and tens. They’re really sixes, and that you could go to a restaurant and see a waitress and they’re tens. You put those tens in those rooms with a Hollywood actress and they will leave because they’re sixes.”

Rachel Maddow went on to admit that her show is scripted. “Everything on the show is written, other than my interactions with guests.”

Howard Stern: Nobody wanted Hillary Clinton to win more than Donald Trump

Donald Trump is all about winning. Recently his good friend Howard Stern said on his SiriusXM radio show that “nobody wanted Hillary [Clinton] to win more than Donald Trump.”

He made the comment Monday after playing a clip of the president telling Reuters, “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”

Stern corroborated the likely validity of Trump’s reflection, saying he was “being very honest.”

The radio host had explained earlier in the program that “I know Trump’s life. I’ve seen it up close. He’s got the kind of life that politicians want.”

He added, “Seventy-year-old guy who has made so much money—have billions of dollars—that he has his own helicopter, he has his own airplane, he’s got his hot wife. He’s got fame from a number one television show. He has the life.”

Stern then explained that, despite the downsides, the businessman probably continued running for president because he could not say no.

Stern expressed similar thoughts on his show in early February, telling the audience that Trump is “pissed he won. He still wants Hillary Clinton to win.”

CNN notes that the radio host also predicted that the presidency would be “detrimental to his [Trump’s] mental health too, because, he wants to be liked, he wants to be loved.”

Although Stern reportedly backed Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, he and Trump have been friendly over the past 20 years.