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Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
Howard Stern playing with cats is one of the amusing features of his wife Beth Stern's Instagram feed
The New Yorker delves into Hallmark Channel Kitten Bowl host Beth Stern's Instagram feed, which is packed with kittens and cats that she is fostering with the help of her shock jock husband. Beth Stern Instagram videos feature her husband petting foster kittens and playing with the kittens while also grooming his own cats.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 1:20PM EDT
Howard Stern's "Evil Dave Letterman" dies
For more than a decade and a half, Stern had Dave VanDam use his David Letterman-sounding voice to make offensive and sometimes racist prank calls. It was unclear if "Evil" Dave ever met the actual Letterman, but the shock jock would tease the real Dave about the prank calls during appearances on The Late Show. VanDam died on July 3 at age 63.
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 5:15PM EDT
Jay Leno's former Tonight Show announcer pranked White House into getting President Trump to call him
John Melendez, who became famous as Howard Stern sidekick "Stuttering John," got the president to call him back from Air Force One after posing as New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez. Melendez played the prank call on his podcast. The screw-up has left the White House scrambling to figure out how Trump ended up placing the call, especially since his legislative team tried to kill the call in advance after learning that the U.S. senator wasn't trying to reach the president. "Stuttering John" was a prominent part of The Howard Stern Show for 16 years, famous for his ambush celebrity interviews. In 2003, he competed on the ABC reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, which led to a guest spot on The Tonight Show. Based on that appearance, Leno hired Melendez as his announcer in 2004, which angered Stern and resulted in a years-long feud between the shock jock and Leno. Melendez worked for Leno until his Tonight Show ended in 2014.
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 7:16AM EDT
Howard Stern and David Letterman recalled their spat in final My Next Guest Needs No Introduction episode of the season
The shock jock has been appearing on Letterman's talks shows since 1984. Those appearances turned into an off-air friendship in the 1990s -- that is, until Stern would reveal their private conversations on air. Even though Stern kept appearing visiting Letterman's show, he didn't formally apologize until 2011 during a Late Show visit. "I've apologized to a lot of people. And I'll tell you why. I think I did a lot of growing up," Stern told Letterman. "And I do attribute this to psychotherapy. I was just a young man full of rage. Through psychotherapy I started to fall in love with life a little bit. I started to appreciate what was good. … one of those things was my relationship with you. I could appreciate what you had done for me. I had betrayed your trust, and I was ashamed. The reality was I loved you, and I really felt strongly about you." ALSO: Stern reveals Donald Trump asked him to speak at the Republican National Convention.
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 1:08PM EDT
Howard Stern recalls to Letterman the time Donald Trump rated his daughter Ivanka a "10"
Netflix has released a preview of the shock jock as the sixth and final guest on the first season of Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No introduction. Stern's episode will be released on May 31.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
Snoop Dogg recalls Tupac Shakur arriving at SNL with Madonna and a "big bag" of weed
The rapper recalled to Howard Stern this morning his first performance on Saturday Night Live in 1994. Coincidentally, Shakur was in New York at the same time, and Snoop needed some weed. "He was like, 'Don't worry about a motherf*ckin' thing, I'm comin' to Saturday Night Live, I'll be there in a minute,'" Snoop recalled. Shakur arrived soon after with a "big bag" of weed and Madonna. ALSO: Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart's friendship started at Comedy Central's Justin Bieber roast.
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Howard Stern is angry HBO edited his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame speech: "They completely gutted me"
The shock jock, whose unedited speech was uploaded by a fan to YouTube, expressed frustration this morning that HBO edited out portions of his Bon Jovi induction speech -- such as him joking about the number of women Richie Sambora "banged." "You can't fly me to f*cking Cleveland and ask me to make a speech and then edit the sh*t out of me," Stern said of the HBO edits. "I wasn't there talking about my career. I spent a lot of time on that and they spent three minutes deciding what should be in and out...They completely...gutted me. Like a rotting fish, which I am. That's how I feel inside."
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
Tina Fey teaches David Letterman improv in one of two My Next Guest episodes coming to Netflix in May
Netflix initially announced that My Next Guest Needs No Introduction would be a monthly event. But the first season will wrap by the end of May, with Fey's episode set for this Friday, May 4, and Howard Stern's episode dropping on Thursday, May 31.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Claire Danes says Homeland will end with Season 8, but Showtime hasn't made it official
In an interview with Howard Stern this morning, the actress was asked if Season 8 will be the end of the Showtime series, as has long been expected. She responded, "yeah, that's it." Showtime has yet to confirm that Homeland is in fact ending. Danes said she's conflicted about ending the series. "She’s a lot, this Carrie-freakin’ Mathison character," she said. Showrunner Alex Gansa has said he expects Season 8 to be his last year, which would coincide with the expiration of the casts' contracts. According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime hasn't made a decision on the show's future, adding that "there's been talk with keeping the show going with a new showrunner and new cast." Danes also revealed to Stern that she's pregnant with her second child, but Homeland won't be impacted because the show isn't expected to go into production on Season 8 before the end of year.
Posted Sunday 4/15/18 at 3:10AM EDT
Howard Stern inducts Bon Jovi into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "Eat sh*t, Bob Dylan"
The King of All Media, who has been complaining for months about having to fly to Cleveland for the induction ceremony, roasted Jon Bon Jovi's legendary band. He also took shots at Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner for Bon Jovi not getting inducted earlier. The ceremony airs on HBO on May 5, but a clip of Stern's speech can be viewed on YouTube (until it's taken down).
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 10:47PM EST
Jennifer Lawrence detailed her problems with E! when Howard Stern brought up Ryan Seacrest
Lawrence seemed unaware of the sexual harassment allegations against Seacrest when Stern brought them up in an interview Wednesday morning, asking if she would shun him on the Oscars red carpet. “I can’t imagine him being sexual,” she said. When pressed, she added: "I don’t know. I mean there is a lot to think about with E!, you know?” Lawrence has supported Catt Sadler in the former E! News host's pay dispute with the entertainment network, and the two have reportedly teamed up for a #MeToo and Time's Up-themed TV docuseries. Speaking of Sadler, Lawrence said, "I have noticed that they keep cycling these women and I am going — that is just so you, is that so you don’t have to pay another women equally to Jason (Kennedy)? Is this just a way to still maintaining that you are not paying women equally?" Additionally, Lawrence said, "I have always had a problem with the Fashion Police. I don’t have a problem with talking about what women are wearing. There was a time there where, they were just mean, about people’s bodies, things you shouldn’t say.” Going back to the Seacrest allegations, Lawrence said, “I think it is scary, you know. He has not been to trial for anything. I am not a judge. I am not a jury, you know. I don’t know, that that, that is where this stuff gets tricky.”
Posted Tuesday 2/27/18 at 5:23PM EST
Stephen Colbert to Howard Stern on President Trump: "I don’t hate him. I mistrust him. And he scares me"
“My mom wouldn’t allow us to hate," The Late Show host told Stern in a wide-ranging interview this morning. "I go to church. I believe in traditions," he said. "And I think that Donald Trump and the people who wind up following him are creating a bonfire of vanity in which they’re fueling with standards and norms of great American institutions." Colbert added: "I don’t have any responsibility to take both sides. I have a responsibility to give you my opinion.” ALSO: Colbert defends bringing Sean Spicer to the Emmys.
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 12:04PM EST
David Letterman’s Netflix talk show, titled My Guest Needs No Introduction, debuts Jan. 12 with Barack Obama
Netflix will roll out each of the six episodes of Letterman’s new talk show series once a month, starting on Jan. 12 with the Obama episode, which will mark the former president’s first television interview since leaving office. Other guests include George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey and Howard Stern. Watch the first trailer.
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 2:05PM EST
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With audience members being asked to sign non-disclosure agreements and to leave their phones at the studio door, David Letterman's still-untitled Netflix series is shrouded in secrecy. With an assist from local press reports and twitter sightings, here's what we know so far. More...
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Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 4:40PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert sing a joint Christmas Carol for Howard Stern
"There's no such thing as a late-night war, we're all number one," the late-night competitors said in a prerecorded song that was played this morning as part of Stern’s faux holiday party.