Jamie Foxx, you’ve released the fury! A feud between the Oscar winner and Howard Stern, initially over Stern’s mockery of Gabourey Sidibe, has blown so out of control it’s taking time away from disaster coverage on Fox News—not that the channel meant to let it. In the above clip, anchor Shepard Smith introduces an energy company spokesperson to talk about Monday’s coal mine explosion in West Virginia, only to be told “we’ve learned Jamie Foxx is a c— and Howard Stern rules.” Unsurprisingly, Smith was not impressed by the latest prank call from Stern accomplice Captain Janks. “It’s always distressing when there are six people killed at a mine disaster and we’re waiting for 21 others to find out whether they are alive or dead and something like that sneaks by our screeners. Disgusting.” As opposed to stopping all news coverage to hover like vultures whenever someone dies in a grotesque way.
This blast of poor taste follows a stream of gay-baiting from Stern towards his fellow Sirius employee. “He seems to be in some bizarre thing where he wants to start in with me so that he can get some attention for his channel on the Foxxhole, which is an interesting name too. The hole. I wonder which hole they’re referring to?” “I’m not gay,” responded Foxx. “A lot of people say that I’m gay and that doesn’t bother me, because I could eat a pizza in a male shower and not feel anything because I’m secure with myself. And I’m not gonna take that, Coward Stern. I’m not gonna take that from a person who has chronic gonorrhea.” This is all well and good, guys, but keep it off the cable news deathwatch, OK?