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Howard Stern: “No matter what I asked Trump, he would answer in a very sincere and thought-out way”

Howard Stern was recently a guest on “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” on Netflix. The full episode will air on May 31, 2018. In a YouTube preview, Howard talked about interviewing Donald Trump. Stern called Donald Trump a good radio guest and spoke about how Trump referred to his daughter Ivanka Trump as a perfect 10.

“I’d say, ‘Donald.’ Actually, I’d call him ‘Mr. Trump.’ I’d say, ‘Mr. Trump, umm, tell me, who are the great beauties? If I ask you some names, can you tell me who the great beauties are?'” Stern recalled, going on to share the president’s answer.

Stern told Letterman about Trump’s response. “He goes, ‘First of all’ — straight face — ‘the great beauties, Howard, are not actresses. It’s models. A lot of these girls who… anyone who works in the entertainment industry, I’ve only seen 6s and 7s,” Stern said.

“So I’d be like, well Donald, I think Angelina Jolie is a great beauty,” Stern continued. “‘7!’ He’d go, ‘You know who’s a great beauty?’ I’d go, ‘Who?’ ‘My daughter, Ivanka! Now she’s a 10.’ So we’d have these discussions.” Letterman cringed in response.

To Stern, that made Trump a good guest. “To me, a guest who comes on and says anything that is in his mind is a great guest,” Stern told Letterman. “He would get on, and no matter what I asked him, he would answer in a very sincere and thought-out way.”

Many of these conversations have now become infamous, which Stern acknowledged. “Of course, with the Internet now all these tapes are out there,” he told Letterman. An entire catalogue of the interviews is available here.

Along with Donald Trump, the two discuss Howard Stern’s childhood, the effect their entertainment careers have had on their personal lives, and Letterman’s beard.

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.

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.

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?”

Supreme Court Justice Howard Stern?

Americas JudgeIf it’s possible to have President Donald Trump, why couldn’t the self-proclaimed king-of-all-media be among the elite arbiters of law? It makes about as much sense to me.

The U.S. Constitution is silent on qualifications to be named to the high court. The president nominates a person, and the Senate then confirms with a simple majority. There is no job description.

The outrageous radio host would add diversity to the bench. He’d be the only non-lawyer — the ultimate outsider, which apparently is what voters want. The court could use a perspective not rooted in the knowledge of law.

Stern has experience as a judge on “America’s Got Talent,” becoming the level-headed moderate one on the panel. That’s more than law professors immersed in the theory of the legal system.

Justices Stanley Forman Reed and Robert H. Jackson were the last to leave the Supreme Court without law degrees. Reed served from 1938 to 1957 and was considered a moderate. Jackson, who was a prosecutor of Nazi leaders at the Nuremberg Trials, held his seat from 1941 to 1954. Both attended law school for a year or two, but never finished. Both left solid, respected legacies.

Howard Stern is a Winner!

Howard Stern Winner 2016Presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to The New York Times who implied that he does not have great relationship with radio host, Howard Stern.

In a Sunday opinion column, The Times’ Frank Bruni wrote about how much Trump’s brand is tied to the concept of winning.

Bruni also reflected on what it would do to Trump if he lost Iowa, the first state to weigh in on the Republican presidential primary.

The columnist noted that Trump frequently calls people “losers.” Bruni cited singer Cher, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, commentator Ana Navarro, HBO host Bill Maher, GOP consultant Karl Rove, and Howard Stern.

But Trump insisted he would never call Stern a loser. The Republican front-runner lashed out at Bruni for the “disgusting,” supposedly fabricated notion that he would insult Stern, whom he called his friend. Trump also criticized the “failing” Times for allowing the claim to be printed.

Trump responded on twitter with:

Dope Frank Bruni said I called many people, including Karl Rove, losers-true! I never called my friend Howard Stern a loser- he’s a winner!

Really disgusting that the failing New York Times allows dishonest writers to totally fabricate stories.

t turned out that The Times was actually was referencing Howard K. Stern, the former boyfriend of the late model Anna Nicole Smith, without making it clear which Stern had been insulted.

The writer of the article, Frank Bruni, apologized to both Donald Trump and Howard Stern for the confusion.

Is Howard Stern making $95 million a year?

A local TV morning show host’s shocked reaction to Howard Stern’s income resulted in a four-minute tirade against Fargo by the well-known radio personality on his show.

The comments on Howard Stern’s income and net worth, made by Chris Berg on a recent installment of the “North Dakota Today” morning show, prompted a response from Stern, who took to the airwaves attacking both Berg and Fargo.

“The reason I worked so hard is so I wouldn’t have to live in Fargo, North Dakota, honestly. No offense if you live there. I’m pretty sure if you’re living there, you’re trying to get out. I didn’t know Fargo still existed.” Stern said.

Howard Stern voted Best Men’s Hair in America

Howard Stern HairHoward 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.

Build a Business Like Howard Stern

Howard Stern WCQJIf there is one thing that you can learn from artists and businessmen, it’s that you can draw inspiration from practically anything, even from the mundane or offbeat. That is, if you keep an open mind.

Offensive, outspoken, controversial. These are just some of the ideas people often associate with radio host Howard Stern’s name.

His critics may not run out of horrible words to say about the King of All Media, but if you look closely at his success, from his career in radio to his foray into writing books and even TV shows, you’d know that he’s on to something really good and that you can pick up several lessons from him.

Here’s how you can build a brand like Howard Stern:

Be Interesting

When Stern opens his mouth, people are sure to listen. It doesn’t matter if you agree with him or not. You may say that’s part of his genius or talent, and it very well may be. The takeaway here is to make your brand interesting to your target audience. No, you do not have to shock them, but you have to find ways to garner attention.

Set Yourself Apart

Apart from the passionate delivery of his opinions, take note that those opinions by themselves are well-formed, even if they go against widely held beliefs. In building your brand, resist the temptation to fit in.

In a crowded niche, the last thing that you want is to fit in and dissolve into the background. Get your brand noticed by differentiating it or, as some people would say, by waving your freak flag.

Define Your Brand

A corollary to becoming interesting and setting your brand apart is defining your brand. What values does it stand for? But apart from being a mantra, your values serve as your rallying cry.

Despite toning down his image for America’s Got Talent, you’ll notice Stern knows how to play his strengths to his advantage even if it means making a few compromises. Stick to your values, bend here and there, but remain true to what you’ve set your sights on.

Build a Community

Stern’s move from terrestrial radio to satellite radio may seem like an altogether bad move that could have resulted in massive losses on his part. Part of Stern’s success can be attributed to his courage to take a risk.

Another aspect of that successful move can be attributed to the loyalty of his fans.

What you can learn here is not only about taking risks and taking advantage of opportunities, more importantly, it is about establishing a solid connection with your followers by constantly reaching out to them.