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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.

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.

CNN: Howard Stern was 100% right about Donald Trump

Howard Stern made a few predictions about Donald Trump’s presidency two weeks after Trump had taken office. According to CNN, Howard Stern’s predictions have come true.

Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview this week that he misses the days before he was president.

“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” he said. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”

12 days into Trump’s presidency, Howard Stern, SiriusXM radio host and Trump’s longtime friend, publicly predicted this moment. During the Feb. 1 broadcast of his show, Stern said he’d told Trump early on that the presidency wouldn’t be good for him.

“I really was sincere, I said, ‘Why would you want to be the president of the United States? You’re not going to be beloved, it’s going to be a f*cking nightmare in your life,” Stern recalled telling Trump.

“He stepped into a situation that’s really not a win for him,” he added. “He’s a 70 year-old guy, he’s got a great life, gorgeous wife, great kids, he’s got helicopters, airplanes, all the accouterments of the great life… so now to step into this f*cking mess, and for what? There are people who are better suited for this kind of thing.”

“He didn’t need this in his life.”

Stern said he believed the presidency wouldn’t be a “healthy experience for Trump.”

“I know something about Donald Trump, he really does want to be loved,” Stern said. “He does want people to really love him. That drives him a lot. I think that he has a very sensitive ego and when you’re president of the United States, people are going to be very very critical.”

As Howard Stern commented, Donald Trump seems to have a “sensitive ego” which can be a problematic trait for any politician in Washington. Trumps Presidency is under constant attack from CNN, mainstream media, political opponents, and critics everywhere. Trump has lost a lot of support from his hardcore base after he green-lit the tomahawk strike on Syria. Tension with North Korea is heating up rapidly and the next 100 days of Trumps presidency could be more uneasy than the last.

Jimmy Kimmel: Howard Stern’s audacity and force rivaled only by Kim Jong-un

Jimmy Kimmel recently wrote a column for the Hollywood Reporter explaining why Howard Stern is New York’s most powerful man.

“Though I have no doubt he will make me regret having written this, I hope it is a reminder of how much his work means to me and so many others.”

At 6-foot-12 and 104 pounds, Stern is the most powerful man in New York. In a city bursting at the streams with podcasts and pundits, Maddows and Mirandas, Stewarts and Stephanopouli, Howard is lord of an extraterrestrial radio oasis, an FCC-free forum on which major celebrities and slow adults (some are both) are given equal time and consideration.

The scope of the show is staggering. An hour in-studio with Paul McCartney might be (and was) followed by an hourlong phone call with “Jeff the Drunk” — a dead-armed alcoholic calling from a trailer in upstate New York.

Howard is probably most famous for his early work popularizing lesbianism and repurposing butts as bongos, but those who followed him to satellite radio know he is far more than just a “shock jock.” He is the rare broadcaster with integrity. Howard’s rules will not bend just to get a booking. When you sit on his couch, you know that no subject is off-limits.

The foundation that has been laid by years of refusing to compromise is strong, and as a result, Howard’s interviews with movie stars, comedians, musicians, and politicians go deeper and further than any in broadcasting.

Guests are determined to impress him. The A-listers who once “ran for zee hills” now line up to be examined and blessed. No less than a future president of the United States (out of respect for the office, I won’t say which) once rated women on a scale of one to 10 just to ingratiate himself with the King of All Media.

I’ve heard Howard’s voice more than that of any other human being, my mother’s included. I’m not alone. After a visit to The Howard Stern Show, the feedback I get is immediate and intense. Seemingly normal men and women reveal themselves to be otherwise by shouting, “Great job on Howard!” and “I love you on Stern!” No compliment tickles me more.

When Howard announced his move to Sirius in 2006, the company had 600,000 subscribers. Eleven years later, that number has increased 50-fold. SiriusXM has more than 31 million paying customers — and Howard’s listeners are not passive fans. This is a show that compels men who sell medical equipment to scream “Baba!” and “Booey!” at golf tournaments. My neighbor had twin boys last week and implored his wife to name them Sal and Richard, after two maniacs on Howard’s staff.

Is that enough power for you? If not, know that Howard named not one but two channels after himself. Howard 100 and Howard 101 run nothing but Howard, Howard and more Howard 24 hours a day in a show of audacity and force rivaled only by Kim Jong-un.

From this day forth, let New Yorkers from here and far join in worship and praise for our Dear Leader, Howard Stern.

Amen.

“After a visit to The Howard Stern Show, the feedback I get is immediate and intense,” Jimmy continued. “Nothing tickles me more.”

Howard Stern: Sean Spicer should be fired for Holocaust comparison

SiriusXM host Howard Stern suggested that President Trump fire White House press secretary Sean Spicer over his controversial remarks about the Holocaust.

Stern heard Spicer’s comments, he thought to himself, “Trump’s got to fire this guy.”

Press Secretary Sean Spicer had said that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” Obvious forgetting Hitler’s supposed use of gas chambers to exterminate Jews during the Holocaust.

In a recent interview with CNN, Spicer apologized for making “an inappropriate, insensitive reference to the Holocaust.” He says there was no comparison and “it was a mistake to do that.”

Spicer later indicated that Hitler had not gassed “his own people the same way that Assad is doing.”

Stern still not convinced by Spicer’s intent went on to say that he has actually managed to make Assad look good.

“He actually got [Assad] to look not so bad for using chemical weapons on his own people because the discussion became, Sean Spicer. How could you not know that Hitler marched his own people to concentration camps and turned on chemical gas? It was somewhat remarkable that a guy this high up in the administration wouldn’t know this,” Stern said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Sean Spicer’s gassing story “groundless accusations” and called for a “detailed and unbiased investigation” into the deaths.

Artie Lange Drug Possession Charges Reduced

Our last article was about Artie Lange being arrested for possession of cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia at his home in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Turns out Hoboken police have downgraded the two counts of drug possession charges to three counts of disorderly persons, according to TMZ.

Sources told the site that the downgrades were because Artie was not in his car when police retrieved drugs from the vehicle, making it difficult to prove that they were his, but that it’s unclear why he wasn’t charged with possession of the heroin they found on his person.

If Artie is convicted of the three counts of disorderly persons he would face up to six months maximum behind bars.