Jimmy Kimmel is in New York, where he interviewed Howard Stern at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for his late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Recently Jimmy Kimmel has been receiving criticism for his political speeches during the shows opening monologue. Alex Jones has even accused Kimmel of receiving “talking points” from Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.
“I will say I talked to Chuck Schumer three times for, probably, a total of less than eight minutes,” said Kimmel.
Earlier this month, Kimmel tearfully spoke about Las Vegas shooting that occurred at Jason Aldean’s concert in his hometown. He used that monologue to advocate for gun control, even stating that Republicans including President Trump “should be praying for God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country.”
Who will be the next Harvey Weinstein? Who will be the next to fall in the entertainment industry? Could it be Howard Stern? British newspapers seem to think so. The Independent, Metro UK, The Sun, and Mirror have all published articles accusing Howard Stern of creepily degrading “Baby Spice” Emma Bunton in a 2005 interview.
Should watch this Emma Bunton/Howard Stern clip. Entertainment industry allows men w/power (like Harvey Weinstein) to treat woman like meat pic.twitter.com/FwB5GingFO
The 2005 interview has Spice Girl Emma Bunton fending off “deeply inappropriate suggestive remarks” including what age she was when she first got her period.
“You’ve got a hot little body. I can see you girl-on-girl action, I can see you with two guys. I could see you doing a lot of things,” said Stern.
“My dad won’t be happy that you’re talking to me about this,” Bunton replies to which Stern comments: “He loves it.”
Howard proceeds to comment on her outfit, saying “I feel like you didn’t wear a bra just for me today? I feel like you’re not wearing panties today.”
“It’s turning me on a little bit,” Stern adds. Bunton replies: “Really? Good. That’s nice for you.”
Howard did not simply leave it there: “I bet when you were young you started in with boys, right? You were very developed. What age did you develop? 14? When did you get your period? How old were you?”
As longtime listeners of The Howard Stern Show, we have come to know Howard obviously has a fascination with prepubescent girls. He has continually brought up his love of babysitter porn and abhorrence of women with pubic hair. However, it’s still difficult to believe that the British media is so disturbed by this interview while ignoring mass rapes in the UK by Pakistani gangs on a daily basis.
Are they really looking to find the next Harvey Weinstein or is this a ploy for web traffic? At least these accusations have inspired right-minded people to shine a light on sexual abuse against women in Hollywood, which is apparently rampant.
Appearing on The Howard Stern Show in 2014, Harvey Weinstein attempted to paint a picture of himself as a well-read, dedicated father who stayed away from any of the stereotypical Hollywood funny business.
“Why not stay single? I gotta figure every starlet in Hollywood wanted to at least blow you, you know what I’m saying?” asked Stern. “Did you ever get to experience, I’m gonna say, the mogul aspect? I mean, Do a little coke, hang out with, I don’t know, Julia Roberts give you a hand job, something? You never got any of that?”
“Howard, as you know only too well, it doesn’t work that way,” Weinstein replied. “I’ll tell you who it works that way for: it works that way for the actors.”
“Come on, every girl knows that if she’s a competent actress, she could get on your good side, you could make her a star over-fucking-night,” Stern insisted to Weinstein in the 2014 interview. “Don’t tell me it doesn’t work that way.”
Weinstein gave the answer we would all expect: “Howard, the movies are too expensive, the risks are too great,” he said. “It doesn’t happen that way anymore.”
Stern then asked: “You can’t walk into the room, pull your pants off, say, ‘Okay, honey’?” An amazing question at the time given the multiple allegations of Weinstein having done just that.
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, 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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives at Beijing.
Dennis Rodman gives North Korea’s SM Trump’s The Art of the Deal
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.”
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.
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.