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Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 1:35PM EDT
"Stuttering John" Melendez is shopping a reality show after pranking President Trump
After recently making headlines for pranking Trump with a phone call to Air Force One, Melendez has signed a deal to star in a reality show that will be pitched to various networks. The proposed show would feature some of Melendez's antics that he became famous for in his 16 years on The Howard Stern Show, including prank calls and man-on-the-street segments. An appearance on the 2003 ABC reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! led to his hiring on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, first as an announcer and later as a writer.
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 6/07/18 at 12:59AM EDT
Mandy Moore says she was "hurt" when Wilder Valderrama lied about taking her virginity
On Wednesday, the This Is Us star made her first visit on The Howard Stern Show -- where, 12 years earlier, her ex Valderrama described taking her virginity. “I dated him when I was 16 and 17. No,” she said when asked about his comments. “I love him and I still love him and he’s a very good friend, and that’s why I was so shocked by it. Because not only was it a fib, but it was so unlike him — it was so uncharacteristic.”
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Andy Cohen is happy to be hated by Kathy Griffin if it gives her "peace"
"I got the job that she had on CNN,” Cohen said this morning on The Howard Stern Show. “I’m on Bravo all these hours. I get it. So, hate me. I’ll be that guy for you. If it makes you happy and gives you peace. I’m just not going to take it on myself. I’m at peace. I’m a lover, not a fighter.”
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 4:40PM EDT
Tom Arnold: Laurie Metcalf and I had a brief romance while filming the Roseanne pilot
"The night we shot the pilot, yes, Roseanne (Barr) was in the front seat getting romantic with John Goodman," Arnold told Howard Stern this morning. "I was in the backseat. Roseanne looks back and I'm holding hands with Laurie Metcalf and then we're having a great time." ALSO: Arnold says his agent has something to do why he's unlikely to return to Roseanne.
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 Wednesday 4/18/18 at 1:19PM EDT
Claire Danes reveals she's pregnant with her second child
"I'm pregnant," the Homeland star revealed to Howard Stern this morning. "I'm seriously preggo. I'm deep into my second trimester."
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 11:20PM EDT
Kathy Griffin says she "loved" Anderson Cooper, but he became more interested in "shiny objects"
“Like, he wouldn’t do promos for me and stuff,” Griffin told Howard Stern on Tuesday. “But still, we would get together on New Year’s and the magic would happen and he’s smart and I love his mother.” She added: “I was in love with him as a friend. I loved him as a friend. (The friendship) was closer the first five years, then I think he’s the type of guy who’s into shiny objects, so later on he wasn’t as into it.” ALSO: Watch Griffin as Kellyanne Conway on The President Show.
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 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.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Alec Baldwin is considering bringing his Trump impression to Broadway
Baldwin told Howard Stern this morning that he’s considering a potential play that would be like Will Ferrell’s President George W. Bush play You’re Welcome America.
Posted Thursday 11/16/17 at 12:56AM EST
Jon Stewart on Louis CK’s sexual misconduct: “I didn’t know. What if I did? That’s the thing that bothers me. What if I did?”
“What if I had known one of the women who is making the accusations — and I don't...and one of them came to me and said...Louis did this,” Stewart told Howard Stern on Wednesday, reports Mashable. “Would I still have worked with him?...I can't honestly answer it, and that makes me feel sh*tty." Stewart acknowledged to Stern that Jezebel was right and he was wrong when it called out The Daily Show’s “Woman Problem” back in 2010. Yet when Jezebel’s sister publication Gawker reported rumors hinting of Louis CK’s masturbatory behavior in 2012, his first instinct was to mistrust it, and the internet’s “information-laundering system.” "Now their reaction makes sense to me," Stewart said. "They're furious and they've been dealing with this for years and years. And so for me to express even my obliviousness...is an indictment."